By Jack Meyer (auth.), Richard E. Just, Rulon D. Pope (eds.)
After the entire study on agricultural hazard to this point, the therapy of danger in agricultural learn is much from harmonious. Many competing probability versions were proposed. a few new methodologies are mostly untested. many of the top empirical methodologies in agricultural monetary study are poorly suited to issues of combination information the place danger averse habit is much less more likely to be important.
This publication is meant to (i) outline the present kingdom of the literature on agricultural hazard study, (ii) offer a severe evaluate of monetary chance examine on agriculture to this point and (iii) set a learn time table that may meet destiny wishes and clients. this sort of examine gives you to develop into of accelerating significance simply because agricultural coverage within the usa and in other places has decidedly shifted from particular source of revenue help goals to risk-related motivations of assisting farmers take care of probability. starting with the 1996 Farm invoice, the first set of coverage tools from U.S. agriculture has shifted from aim costs and put aside acreage to agricultural crop assurance.
simply because this ebook is meant to have particular implications for U.S. agricultural coverage, it has a decidedly family scope, yet in actual fact a few of the concerns have program in a foreign country. for every of the papers and subject matters integrated during this quantity, participants were chosen to provide the most powerful and broadest attainable therapy of every side of the matter. the result's this complete reference booklet at the economics of agricultural risk.
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Kahneman and Tversky (1979) offer evidence from a number of experiments showing the importance of reference points, with their discussion of reference points comprising a larger part of that paper's coverage than is their discussion of probability weighting that has arguably received more attention in the literature. Collins, Musser, and Mason (1991) found evidence of reference points in the (non-experimental) behavior of grass seed producers in Oregon. Recently, Jullien and Salanie (2000) found significant evidence for reference points in betting decisions over British horse races, reflecting Friedman and Savage's ( 1948) model of risk aversion for losses and slight risk preference for gains on race bets.
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A Comprehensive Assessment of the Role of Risk in U.S. Agriculture by Jack Meyer (auth.), Richard E. Just, Rulon D. Pope (eds.)