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Multiple currencies and cross hedging

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  • Broll, Udo
  • Zilcha, Itzhak

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The paper derives optimal cross hedging and production rules for an exporting firm which faces multiple exchange rate risks. We study the impact of currency cross hedging upon the firm's export production for two countries. We demonstrate that when the forward market for cross hedging is unbiased there is a full hedge. However, the profits remain stochastic. The cross hedge reduces uncertainty about the producer's income except that part which is unhedgeable. Furthermore we show that introducing an unbiased forward market for a crosscurrency hedging will not affect the firm's total production level, even though it will increase the export to one of the two countries. This is in contrast to the usual impact which unbiased forward market has upon the risk-averse firm's production.

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  • Broll, Udo & Zilcha, Itzhak, 1995. "Multiple currencies and cross hedging," Discussion Papers, Series II 280, University of Konstanz, Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 178 "Internationalization of the Economy".
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:kondp2:280
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    1. Grobar, Lisa Morris, 1993. "The effect of real exchange rate uncertainty on LDC manufactured exports," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 367-376, August.
    2. Ware, Roger & Winter, Ralph, 1988. "Forward markets, currency options and the hedging of foreign exchange risk," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(3-4), pages 291-302, November.
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    Keywords

    exports; cross hedging; forward markets;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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