NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Supply and Effects of Specialty Crop Insurance

Ethan Ligon

NBER Working Paper No. 16709
Issued in January 2011

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This research was supported in part by the National Research Initiative of the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, USDA, Grant CA-B*-AEC-7424-CG, and in part by funding from the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. Alana LeMarchand provided excellent research assistance, particularly in the preparation of the dataset. My thanks also to Ron Lundine of USDA/RMA for his help in understanding the process by which new crop insurance programs are created. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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