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Hedging Price Risk with Options and Futures for the Competitive Firm with Production Flexibility

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  • Moschini, Giancarlo
  • Lapan, Harvey E

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When some input decisions can be made after price is realized, separation between production and hedging decisions still holds only under limited circumstances. Under the assumption of a restricted profit function that is quadratic in price, the optimal futures hedge of a risk-averse firm equals expected output and a short straddle position is desirable assuming that futures and options prices are unbiased. In this case, the use of options not only raises expected utility by reducing income risk but also affects the firm's input decisions in general. Copyright 1992 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association in its journal International Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 33 (1992)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 607-18

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Handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:33:y:1992:i:3:p:607-18

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  1. Hennessy, David A., 1998. "Risk Market Innovations and Choice," Staff General Research Papers 1205, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  2. Wong, Kit Pong, 2006. "The effects of abandonment options on operating leverage and forward hedging," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 72-86.
  3. Adam, Tim Rene, 2002. "Risk management and the credit risk premium," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(2-3), pages 243-269, March.
  4. Adam, Tim, 2009. "Capital expenditures, financial constraints, and the use of options," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(2), pages 238-251, May.
  5. Lien, Donald & Wong, Kit Pong, 2004. "Optimal bidding and hedging in international markets," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 23(5), pages 785-798, September.
  6. Frank Lehrbass, 1994. "Optimal hedging with currency forwards, calls, and calls on forwards for the competitive exporting firm facing exchange rate uncertainty," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 59(1), pages 51-70, February.
  7. Axel F. A. Adam-Müller & Kit Pong Wong, 2002. "Restricted Export Flexibility and Risk Management with Options and Futures," CoFE Discussion Paper 02-07, Center of Finance and Econometrics, University of Konstanz.
  8. Lapan, Harvey E. & Moschini, GianCarlo, 1996. "Optimal Price Policy and the Futures Market," Staff General Research Papers 5114, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  9. Ivan Stoykov & Paraskeva Dimitrova, 2003. "Modelling Firm Activity," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 3, pages 3-24.

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