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Replication data for: Social Networks and the Decision to Insure

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cai, Jing
  • De Janvry, Alain
  • Sadoulet, Elisabeth
Publication Date
2015-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Using data from a randomized experiment in rural China, we study the influence of social networks on weather insurance adoption and the mechanisms through which they operate. To quantify network effects, the experiment provides intensive information sessions about the product to a random subset of farmers. For untreated farmers, the effect of having an additional treated friend on take-up is equivalent to granting a 13 percent reduction in the insurance premium. By varying the information available about peers' decisions and randomizing default options, we show that the network effect is driven by the diffusion of insurance knowledge rather than purchase decisions. (JEL G22, O12, O16, P36, Q12, Q54, Z13)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20130442 (Text)
Publications
  • Cai, Jing, Alain De Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. “Social Networks and the Decision to Insure.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 2 (April 2015): 81–108. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20130442.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20130442 (DOI)

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Cai, Jing; De Janvry, Alain; Sadoulet, Elisabeth (2015): Replication data for: Social Networks and the Decision to Insure. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113593