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Optimal Hedging Strategies and Interactions between Firms

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  • Loss, Frédéric

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This paper studies corporate risk management in a context of financial constraints and imperfect competition in the product market. The paper shows that interactions between firms affect their hedging strategies. As a general rule, firms' hedging demands decrease with the correlation between their internal funds and investment opportunities. Moreover, when a firm's hedging demand is high in the case where investments are strategic substitutes, its hedging demand is low in the case where investments are strategic complements and vice versa.

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Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/12110.

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Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2012, Vol. 21, no. 1. pp. 79-129.Length: 50 pages
Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/12110

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Keywords: Firm; Firms; Imperfect Competition; Investment;

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Cited by:
  1. Léautier, Thomas-Olivier & Rochet, Jean-Charles, 2013. "On the strategic value of risk management," TSE Working Papers 13-433, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
  2. Léautier, Thomas-Olivier & Rochet, Jean-Charles, 2012. "On the strategic value of risk management," TSE Working Papers 12-332, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
  3. Liu, Tingjun & Parlour, Christine A., 2009. "Hedging and competition," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(3), pages 492-507, December.
  4. Léautier, Thomas-Olivier & Rochet, Jean-Charles, 2013. "On the strategic value of risk management," IDEI Working Papers 797, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.

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