June 7-9th, Paris, France

Preliminary Programme


PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

Location: SCOR SE HEADQUARTERS

5, Avenue Kléber

75795 Paris Cedex 16

   Paris, France

 

Time: June 7-9, 2017

 

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Time

Room

Event

6:00-8:00pm

TBA

Reception - Offsite

 

 

Thursday June 8, 2017

Time

Room

Event

08:00-08:30

Foyer

Coffee and Light Breakfast Snacks

08:30-09:00

TBA

Opening Ceremony (Media Welcome)

 

 

Welcome Remarks

·         LysaPorth, Assistant Professor and Guy Carpenter Research Chair in Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance, Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, CANADA.

  • Junsheng Li, Deputy President and Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, CHINA,
  • Ken Seng Tan, University Research Chair Professor, University of Waterloo, CANADA,
  • CEO Scor

·         Others TBA

09:00-10:00

TBA

·         Keynote #1 –Bruce Stephen, Director AgriRisk Initiatives, Agricutlure and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

·         Keynote #2 – Steven Frey, Aquanty, Waterloo, Canada.

10:00-10:30

TBA

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:30-12:00

TBA

Breakout Session 1 (Research Presentations)

 

Session A

Moderator: TBD

1.      Index insurance for developing country agriculture: A reassessment

·         Michael Carter, University of California at Davis, U.S.A.

·         Alain de Janvry, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.

·         Elisabeth Sadoulet, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.

·         Alexandros Sarris, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, U.S.A.

2.      Basis risk and welfare effect of weather index insurance for smallholders in China

·         Ran Huo, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, U.S.A.

·         Octavio Ramirez, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, U.S.A.

3.      Factor Forecasting for Agricultural Production Processes

·         Hong Li, School of Finance, Nankai University, CHINA

·         Wenjun Zhu, School of Finance, Nankai University, CHINA

·         Ken Seng Tan, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, CANADA

·         LysaPorth, Warren Centre of Actuarial Studies and Research, University of Manitoba, CANADA

4.      Systemic Weather Risk and Agricultural Insurance Pricing

·         Wenjun Zhu, School of Finance, Nankai University, CHINA

·         Wing Yan LEE, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

·         Siu Kai CHOY, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

·         Shu Yan LAM, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

·         Kwok Wai YU, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

 

SESSION B

ModeratorTBD

1.      Designing Frost Insurance for Apple Packers in Onario, Canada

·         Daniel Turenne,Warren Centre of Actuarial Studies and Research, U of Manitoba, CANADA

·         LysaPorth,Warren Centre of Actuarial Studies and Research, U of Manitoba, CANADA

·         Milton Boyd,U of Manitoba, CANADA

·         Brock Porth, U of Manitoba, CANADA

2.      Adaptive Local Parametric Estimation of Crop Yields: Implications for crop insurance ratemaking

·         Zhiwei Shen, GERMANY

3.      Determinants of Risk Perceptions and Risk attitude among Flue-Cured Virginia Tobacco growers: A case study of Pakistan

·         Wencong Lu, Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Zhejiang University, CHINA

·         Abdul Latif, Department of Management Sciences, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PAKISTAN

·         Raza Ullah, Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, PAKISTAN

·         SubhanUllah, Hull University Business School, UK

4.      Optimal Agricultural Insurances: aFinancial Engineering approach

·         Hirbod ASSA, University of Liverpool, UK

 

Session C

ModeratorTBD

1.      Partial Relative Risk Aversion and Agricultural Insurance Demand in China 

·         Yong  XIE, School of Insurance, Central University of Finance and Economics, CHINA

2.      Economic, Institutional, and Cultural Determinants of agricultural Insurance Demand across Countries 

·         EzdiniSihem, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Sousse, TUNISIA

3.      The Attitude of Iranian Farmers on Natural Disasters, Agrarian Risk and Risk Management: A Study in Khuzestan and Mazandaran Provinces of Iran

·         Dr. KiyanoushGhalavand,

 

 

 

 

SESSION D

ModeratorTBD

1.      How does a Fraud Mitigation Program Influence Insured Farmers’ Claims Behavior? Evidence from the “Spot Check List” Approach in US Crop Insurance

·         Roderick M. Rejesus, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolinar State University, U.S.A.

·         Xiaoyong Zheng, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolinar State University, U.S.A.

·         Barry K. Goodwin, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolinar State University, U.S.A.

2.      Exploring the extent of risk balancing behavior: Evidence from European agriculture

·         Yann de Mey, Wageningen University & ResearchBusiness Economics Group

·         Xudong Rao, ??

3.       Using technology to develop crop insurance … is the tail wagging the dog?

·         Marie-Christine Bélanger, Analyst in Agricultural Risk Management & FADQDI’s Coordinator, CANADA

12:00-13:15

TBA

LUNCH – ON SITE

 

13:15-13:45

TBA

KEYNOTE #2Ron Weber, Georg‐August‐UniversitaetGoettingen, Goettingen, Germany and Independent Evaluation Department, KfWEntwicklungsbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

13:45-14:45

 

Discussion Panel #1: Big Data

 

 

Discussants:

Except Francesco

Josh (Cornell)

Robert Finger (ETHZ)

Sarmap

14:45-15:15

TBA

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

15:15-16:15

TBA

Breakout Session2 (Research Presentations)

 

SESSION A

Moderator TBD

1.      Behavioral Weather Insurance

·         Tobias Dalhaus, Agricultural Economics and Policy Group  - ETH Zurich, SWISS

2.      Is the hedging efficiency of weather index insurance overrated? A farm-level analysis in regions with moderate natural conditions

·         JulianeDoms, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Agriculture and Nutrition Science, Agribusiness Management Group, GERMANY

·         Norbert Hirschauer, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Agriculture and Nutrition Science,Agribusiness Management Group, GERMANY

·         Michael Marz,Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Agriculture and Nutrition Science, Farm Management Group, GERMANY

·         Falk Böttcher, German Weather Service, GERMANY

3.      Analyzing weather derivatives based on remotely sensed Vegetation Health Indices

·         Johannes Möllmann, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen, GERMANY

·         Matthias Buchholz, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen, GERMANY

·         Oliver M, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen, GERMANY

4.      Evaluating hedging effectiveness of weather derivatives – Perspectives from crop insurance provider

·         Rui Zhou, Warren Centre of Actuarial Studies and Research, University of Manitoba, CANADA

·         Johnny Siu-Hang Li, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo

·         Jeffrey Pai, Warren Centre of Actuarial Studies and Research, University of Manitoba, CANADA

 

Session B

ModeratorTBD

1.      Nonlinear price dependence of the producer milk price in the Baltic Sea region: A bivariate copula approach

·         Petri Liesivaara, Credit risk analyst, OP Financial Services,

·         Sami Myyra, Natural Resources Institute Finland, FINLAND

2.      Pricing of Rainfall Insurance in India by Modelling Multivariate Monsoon Rainfall Distribution using Gaussian and t Copulas

·         HK Pradhan, Chair, Financial Market Centre, XLRI School of Business, INDIA

·         Anand Shah, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), INDIA

3.      Resilience of Agricultural Microfinance Institutions to Rainfall Shocks

·         Adriana Abrego,

·         Isai Guizar,

4.      Pricing of Rainfall Insurance using Generalized Linear Modelling of Daily Rainfall Process

·         Anand Shah, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), INDIA

 

SESSION C

 ModeratorTBD

1.      The Expectations of Agricultural Bankers

·         Todd H. Kuethe, University of Illinois, U.S.A.

·         David B. Oppedahl, Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, U.S.A.

·         Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois, U.S.A.

2.      Standardization of Native Cattle Herds Insurance and Loss Assessment in Iran

·         AghashahiAlireza, Scientific Research Institute of Animal Science, IRAN

·         RozbanJavanmardiJafar, Agricultural Insurance Fund, IRAN

·         RaminAminizare, Agricultural Insurance Fund of IRAN, IRAN.

·         Mohammad EbrahimHasannezhad, Agricultural Insurance Fund of IRAN, IRAN

3.      How Much of the Change in Concentration of the Agricultural Balance Sheet can be Explained by Farmland Values?

·         GulcanOnel,

·         Jaclyn D. Kropp, University of Florida, U.S.A.

·         Olufemi D. Bolarinwa,

·         Charles B. Moss

 

SESSION D

ModeratorTBD

1.      The Development of a Weather-based Crop Disaster Program

·         Eric Belasco, Montana State University, U.S.A.

·         Joseph Cooper, Agricultural Policy and Models Branch, Economic Research Service, USDA, U.S.A.

·         Vince Smith, Montana State University, U.S.A.

2.       Climate Smart Agriculture: evaluation of the influence of CSA on Financial Risk in Kenyan Agriculture

·         Kiremu M Kangai, Department of Finance, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

·         Frank Scrimgeour, Department of Economics, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

·         NiroshaWellalage, Department of Finance, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

3.      China hog price insurance innovation and development

·         Qiao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, CHINA

4.      PricingStructural Change in Agriculture the Impact of Utilizing Human Resource Management Tools on Farm Business Financial Performance

·         Sheila Marshman, NY FarmNet Financial Consultant

·         A. Edward Staehr, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Business, Cornell University, U.S.A.

19:30

TBA

Gala Dinner  - OFF SITE

 

 

 



Friday June 9, 2017

Time

Room

Event

08:00-08:30

Foyer

Coffee and Light Breakfast Snacks

08:30-10:00

TBA

Breakout Session 3 (Research Presentations)

 

Session A

ModeratorTBD

1.      Formal and Informal Credit Markets and Rural Credit Demand in China

·         Sai Tang

2.      Theory and empirics of formal savings, adoption of nondivisible production technologies, and agricultural income growth

·         Isai Guizar, Universidad de Guadalajara

·         Mario J. Miranda, Ohio State University

·         Abdoul Sam, Ohio State University

3.      Balancing Business and Financial Risks with Risk Contingent Credit for Drought Risk in Kenya: Rating Methods and RCT Design

·         Calum G. Turvey, Cornell University, U.S.A.

·         ApurbaShee, IFPRI,

 

Session B

ModeratorTBD

1.      Warehouse Receipt Based Finance for Farmers

·         Shubhra Mishra Deshpande, Gokhle Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune

2.      Weather index insurance in Anhui province, China

·         Yan Sun, Central University of Finance and Economics, CHINA

3.      Can agricultural credit scoring for microfinance institutions be implemented and improved by weather data

·         Roemer Ulf, university of Goettingen

 

SESSION C

ModeratorTBD

1.      Dairy Cattle Insurance Will Change Dairy Farmers' Anti-risk Inputs? - An Empirical Analysis Based on the Examples of Dairy Farmers in Inner Mongolia in China

·         Yuanfeng Zhao, Monogolia Agricultural University, CHINA???

2.      Analyzing the Commercial Insurance Holding Behavior in China——based on CHFS Survey Data

·         Yajuan Lu, College of Finance, Nanjing Audit University

·         Jingjing Zhang, College of Finance, Nanjing Audit University

3.      Effectiveness of gross margin insurance on Dutch dairy and fattening pig farms

·         Marcel A.P.M. van Asseldonk, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

·         Miranda P.M. Meuwissen, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

 

SESSION D

ModeratorTBD

1.      Calibration of Agricultural Risk Programming Models Using Positive Mathematical Programming

·         Sheri Liu

·         G. Cornelis van Kooten, Department of EconomicsUniversity of Victoria, CANADA

2.      The Evolution and Economic Implications of the United States Agricultural Insurance Industry

·         Vincent H. Smith, Montana State University, U.S.A.

·         Joseph W. Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute, U.S.A.

3.      Can we improve the protection capability by increasing insured value? Rethinking on the scheme of Chinese agricultural insurance

·         Ke Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, CHINA

4.      Is “One Province One Rate” Reasonable for China’s Crop Insurance? An Example of Corn Insurance in Jilin Province

·         Xianhua Zhou, China Institute for Actuary Science, Central University of Finance and Economics, CHINA

·         Pu Liao, China Institute for Actuarial Science, Central University of Finance and Economics, CHINA

10:00-10:30

TBA

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:30-11:00

 

Keynote #4- TBD

11:00-12:00

TBA

Discussion Panel #2

 

 

Discussants TBA

12:00-13:15

TBA

LUNCH – ON SITE

 

13:15-14:45

TBA

Panel #3 TBA

 

 

Discussants TBA

14:45-15:45

 

CLOSING CEREMONY

 

 

 

 

 

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