In this paper we adapt a dynamic discrete choice model to examine the aggregated demand for single- and multi-year crop insurance contracts. We show that in a competitive insurance market with heterogeneous risk averse farmers, there is simultaneous demand for both insurance contracts. Moreover, the introduction of multi-year contracts enhances the market penetration of insurance products. Using U.S. corn yield data, we empirically assess the potential of multi-year crop insurance.
multi-year insurance index-based crop insurance dynamic discrete choice model