Designing epidemic livestock insurance

M.P.M. Meuwissen, M.A.P.M. van Asseldonk, J.R. Skees, R.B.M. Huirne

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This chapter deals with (1) designing an epidemic livestock insurance in such a way that farmers get the right incentives to behave in the interest of the collective; (2) designing a risk-financing model that deals with the systematic character of the risk and that considers a diminishing financial role for governments over time; and (3) rating the insurance by means of expert information and Monte Carlo simulation modelling to address data problems. The chapter has a European perspective and estimated premium rates apply to foot and mouth disease and hog cholera in the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe economics of livestock disease insurance: concepts, issues and international case studies
EditorsS.R. Koontz, D.L. Hoag, D.D. Thilmany, D. Green, J.L. Grannis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780851990774
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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