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Uptake and impact of interlinked index-based insurance with credit and agricultural inputs: experimental evidence from Ethiopia

Uptake and impact of interlinked index-based insurance with credit and agricultural inputs: experimental evidence from Ethiopia

Marr, Ana, Belissa, Temesgen and Lensink, Robert (2019) Uptake and impact of interlinked index-based insurance with credit and agricultural inputs: experimental evidence from Ethiopia. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. ISSN 1945-7782 (Print), 1945-7790 (Online) (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper examines the results of randomized experiments in Ethiopia that assess the relevance of bundling index-based insurance (IBI) with credit and inputs. We compare four IBI options and their impact on adoption of modern technologies, consumption and productivity: (1) standard IBI; (2) newly-developed IBI, i.e. promoted via farmer groups and featuring a delayed premium option; (3) new IBI bundled with credit; and (4) new IBI bundled with credit and inputs. We find that only when farmers adopt a package comprised of insurance, credit and inputs, do they significantly increase their investment in modern agricultural technologies and, consequently, productivity grows.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Index-Based Insurance (IBI), Interlinked IBI-credit-input, Randomized Control Trial
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA)
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Centre for Governance, Risk & Accountability (CGRA)
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
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Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23810

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