Léautier, Thomas-Olivier and Rochet, Jean-Charles (2012) On the strategic value of risk management. TSE Working Paper, n. 12-332

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This article examines how firms facing volatile input prices and holding some degree of market power in their product market link their risk management
and production or pricing strategies. This issue is relevant in many industries ranging from manufacturing to energy retailing, where risk averse firms decide
on their hedging strategies before their product market strategies. We find that hedging modifies the pricing and production strategies of firms. This
strategic effect is channelled through the expected risk-adjusted cost, i.e., the expected marginal cost under the measure induced by investors'risk aversion,
and has diametrically opposed impacts depending on the nature of product market competition: hedging toughens quantity competition while it softens
price competition. Finally, committing to a hedging strategy is always a best response to non committing, and is a dominant strategy if firms compete à la

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: 3 September 2012
JEL Classification: G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure
L13 - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
Divisions: TSM Research (Toulouse), TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:28
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:47
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:26123
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15373
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