RUSSIA / Russia
The Financial University
This project proposes the use of weather derivatives, a type of financial instrument with a payout based on weather conditions, as a method for Russian farmers to hedge against daily temperature fluctuations. We created a weather derivative simulation tool in Microsoft Excel that calculates the effect of temperature on crop yield and then analyzes how the return of weather derivatives can potentially compensate for crop loss. Based on this tool, we developed a series of recommendations to help implement this system of protection with real users.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Humanities and Arts