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Artigos Artigos Contract elements, growing conditions, and anomalous claims behaviour in U.S. crop insurance

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Título: Contract elements, growing conditions, and anomalous claims behaviour in U.S. crop insurance / Sungkwol Park [et at.]

Notas: Sumario: We investigate contract elements and growing conditions associated with anomalous claims behaviour in the U.S. Federal Crop Insurance Program. In this study the measure of anomalous claims behaviour is based on the number of producers (in a county) placed on the Spot Check List (SCL)a list generated from government compliance efforts that aim to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in the U.S. Federal Crop Insurance Program. Using county-level data and various econometric approaches that control for features of this data set (e.g., the count nature of the dependent variable, censoring, potential endogeneity, and spatial/temporal dependence), we find that the following crop insurance contract attributes influence the extent of anomalous claims behaviour in a county: (a) the ability to insure individual fields through optional units; (b) the coverage level choice; and (c) the total number of acres insured. In addition, our empirical analyses suggest that anomalous claims behaviour significantly increases when extreme weather events occur (e.g., droughts, floods) and when economic conditions are unfavourable (i.e., high input costs that lower profit levels). Results from this study have important implications for addressing potential underwriting vulnerabilities in crop insurance contracts and the frequency of more rigorous compliance inspections.

Autores secundários: Park, Sungkwol Icono con lupa

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