Risk Modeling Concepts Relating to the Design and Rating of Agricultural Insurance Contracts

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Barry K. Goodwin

North Carolina State University

Olivier Mahul

World Bank - Financial Sector Development

Date Written: August 2004

Abstract

Goodwin and Mahul identify the key issues and concerns that arise in the design and rating of crop yield insurance plans, with a particular emphasis on production risk modeling. The authors show how the availability of data shapes the insurance scheme and the ratemaking procedures. Relying on the U.S. experience and recent developments in statistics and econometrics, they review risk modeling concepts and provide technical guidelines in the development of crop insurance plans. Finally, they show how these risk modeling techniques can be extended to price risk in order to develop crop revenue insurance schemes.

This paper - a product of the Financial Sector Operations and Policy Department - is part of a larger effort in the department to develop effective risk management and financial products for agriculture.

Suggested Citation

Goodwin, Barry K. and Mahul, Olivier, Risk Modeling Concepts Relating to the Design and Rating of Agricultural Insurance Contracts (August 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=625269

Barry K. Goodwin (Contact Author)

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Olivier Mahul

World Bank - Financial Sector Development ( email )

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