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How does risk management influence production decisions? evidence from a field experiment (Inglês)

Weather is a key source of income risk, especially in emerging market economies. This paper uses a randomized controlled trial involving Indian farmers to study how an innovative rainfall insurance product affects production decisions. ... Exibir mais +

WPS6546 JUL 01, 2013

Cole,Shawn Allen; Gine,Xavier; Vickery,James Disclosed

Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (Inglês)

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of nonsystematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and non-price factors in the adoption of an innovative rainfall insurance product. ... Exibir mais +

Artigo de revista 92923 JAN 01, 2013

Cole, Shawn; Gine, Xavier; Tobacman, Jeremy; Topalova, Petia; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (Inglês)

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of non-systematic income risk? This paper uses a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and non-price factors in the adoption of an innovative rainfall insurance product. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS5504 DEC 01, 2010

Cole, Shawn; Gine, Xavier; Tobacman, Jeremy; Topalova, Petia; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Microinsurance : a case study of the Indian rainfall index insurance market (Inglês)

Rainfall index insurance provides a payout based on measured local rainfall during key phases of the agricultural season, and in principle can help rural households diversify a key source of idiosyncratic risk. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS5459 OCT 01, 2010

Gine, Xavier; Menand, Lev; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Patterns of rainfall insurance participation in rural India (Inglês)

Take-up of an innovative rainfall insurance policy offered to smallholder farmers in rural India decreases with basis risk between insurance payouts and income fluctuations, increases with household wealth, and decreases with binding credit constraints. ... Exibir mais +

Artigo de revista 77580 DEC 01, 2008

Gine, Xavier; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 22 (3) (Inglês)

This issue includes the following: access to finance: an unfinished agenda; by Thorsten Beck, and Asli Demirguc-Kunt. Banking Services for Everyone? ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 54865 JAN 01, 2008

Beck, Thorsten; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Osili, Una Okonkwo; Paulson, Anna; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher; Ayyagari, Meghana; Maksimovic, Vojislav; Johnston Jr., Don; Morduch, Jonathan; Cine, Xavier; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Statistical analysis of rainfall insurance payouts in southern India (Inglês)

Using 40 years of historical rainfall data, this paper estimates a distribution for payouts on rainfall insurance policies offered to farmers in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India, in 2006. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS4426 DEC 01, 2007

Gine, Xavier; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Patterns of rainfall insurance participation in rural India (Inglês)

This paper describes the contract design and institutional features of an innovative rainfall insurance policy offered to smallholder farmers in rural India, and presents preliminary evidence on the determinants of insurance participation. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS4408 NOV 01, 2007

Gine, Xavier; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed