13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

We conduct a framed field experiment in rural Ethiopia to test the seminal hypothesis that insurance provision induces farmers to take greater, yet profitable, risks.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

In this paper we examine which farmers would be early entrants into weather index insurance markets in Ethiopia, were such markets to develop on a large scale.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Susceptibility to risk is a defining feature of what it means to be poor.

14 Aug 2013 07:08 am

In October 2011,the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) organized a jointworkshop hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

We conduct framed trust games using contract dairy farmers in Vietnam as first movers to assess the impact of potential collusion on trust.

14 Aug 2013 07:08 am

Risk characterizes everyday life for many of the world’s poorest households. When this risk is uninsured, it poses a considerable cost to current and future welfare, as harmful events lead to reduced consumption and asset loss.

14 Aug 2013 07:08 am

We show theoretically that the presence of basis risk in index insurance makes it a complement to informal risk sharing, implying that index insurance crowds-in risk sharing and leading to a prediction that demand will be higher among groups of individuals that can share risk.