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The effect of individual agricultural insurance on transfers by smallholder farmers in informal risk-sharing networks: empirical evidence from Tigray, Ethiopia

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We investigate the effect of formal individual agricultural insurance on transfers by farmers in informal risk sharing networks using an experiment conducted in rural Tigray in Ethiopia. Both index and indemnity insurance are investigated for a holistic picture. However, we focus on index insurance, particularly when there is basis risk.We employ a multi-stage sampling design in a framed field experiment, simulating three possibilities, namely, insurance availability, insurance take-up and...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Statistics
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Nyathi, Q
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
MSc by Research
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2015-09-28

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