Agricultural Yield Bonds

This research discusses the possibility of creating agricultural yield bonds for the agricultural industry in Israel, a financial solution for many of the problems of the problems of the sector using increased access to capital markets (as opposed to the traditional banking sector).

Such an instrument would be able to lessen the financial burden of the government to support the agricultural sector, and would also decrease market distortions that come from subsidies. Further, it would allow the agricultural sector to have much more access to credit than previously available.

Ilya (Luka) Skorochod
As a fellow, Ilya interned at the Bank of Israel. His research focused on matters of financial and macro-prudential regulation. He designed a securitized derivative and spearheaded its use in agro markets. Skorochod is currently negotiating with national regulators to issue...
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