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The Value of Corporate Risk Management

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  • PETER MACKAY
  • SARA B. MOELLER

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We model and estimate the value of corporate risk management. We show how risk management can add value when revenues and costs are nonlinearly related to prices and estimate the model by regressing quarterly firm sales and costs on the second and higher moments of output and input prices. For a sample of 34 oil refiners, we find that hedging concave revenues and leaving concave costs exposed each represent between 2% and 3% of firm value. We validate our approach by regressing Tobin's "q" on the estimated value and level of risk management and find results consistent with the model. Copyright 2007 by The American Finance Association.

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  • Peter Mackay & Sara B. Moeller, 2007. "The Value of Corporate Risk Management," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 62(3), pages 1379-1419, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:62:y:2007:i:3:p:1379-1419
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