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Production Flexibility and Hedging

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  • Georges Dionne

    () (Department of Finance, CIRPÉE and CIRRELT, HEC Montréal, Montréal, QC H3T 2A7, Canada)

  • Marc Santugini

    () (Department of Applied Economics and CIRPÉE, HEC Montréal, Montréal, QC H3T 2A7, Canada)

Abstract

We extend the analysis on hedging with price and output uncertainty by endogenizing the output decision. Specifically, we consider the joint determination of output and hedging in the case of flexibility in production. We show that the risk-averse firm always maintains a short position in the futures market when the futures price is actuarially fair. Moreover, in the context of an example, we show that the presence of production flexibility reduces the incentive to hedge for all risk averse agents.

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  • Georges Dionne & Marc Santugini, 2015. "Production Flexibility and Hedging," Risks, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(4), pages 1-10, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jrisks:v:3:y:2015:i:4:p:543-552:d:59972
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    Keywords

    hedging; full-hedging result; production flexibility; price and output uncertainty; G1; L2;

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    • C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
    • G0 - Financial Economics - - General
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics
    • M4 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting
    • K2 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law

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