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dc.contributor.authorCao, Jinghua
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T21:22:38Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T21:22:38Z
dc.date.issued2004-08
dc.identifier.othercao_jinghua_200408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/cao_jinghua_200408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/21770
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the feasibility of weather insurance for corn in Georgia. Using historical data from 1954-1992, the relationship between weather and county-level yield is established. Then weather insurance for six counties of Georgia is designed and the efficiency of the designed insurance is examined using farm level yield data from the 1993 to 2002 time period. The weather insurance was assumed to be actuarially fair. So the performance of the insurance is under the best situation. Results indicate that the ability of weather insurance to reduce yield loss risk for farmers in Georgia is limited.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectweather index insurance
dc.subjectcrop insurance
dc.subjectcorn in Georgia
dc.titleFeasibility of weather index based insurance for protecting against corn yield losses in Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentAgricultural Economics
dc.description.majorAgricultural Economics
dc.description.advisorBarry J. Barnett
dc.description.committeeBarry J. Barnett
dc.description.committeeDmitry V. Vedenov
dc.description.committeeJames E. Epperson


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