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Derivatives Usage in Risk Management by US and German Non-Financial Firms: A Comparative Survey

  • Bodnar, G.M.
  • Gebhart, G.

This paper is a comparative study of the responses to the 1995 Wharton School survey of derivative usage among US non-financial firms and a 1997 companion survey on German non-financial firms. It is not a mere comparison of the results of both studies but a comparative study, drawing a comparable subsample of firms from the US study to match the sample of German firms on both size and industry composition. We find that German firms are more likely to use derivatives than US firms, with 78% of German firms using derivatives compared to 57% of US firms.

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Paper provided by Wharton School - Weiss Center for International Financial Research in its series Weiss Center Working Papers with number 98-03.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:pennif:98-03
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  1. Ian H. Giddy & Gunter Dufey, 1995. "Uses And Abuses Of Currency Options," Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Morgan Stanley, vol. 8(3), pages 49-57.
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