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Article: Production and Hedging under State-Dependent Preferences and Background Risk

TitleProduction and Hedging under State-Dependent Preferences and Background Risk
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherElsevier.
Citation
International Review of Economics and Finance, 2017, v. 51, p. 527-534 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper examines the behavior of the competitive firm that possesses state-dependent preferences and faces state-dependent price and background risk. While the background risk is neither hedgeable nor insurable, the firm has access to fairly priced futures and option contracts to hedge against the price risk. We show that the separation theorem holds in that the firm's optimal output level depends neither on the risk attitude of the firm nor on the incident to the underlying uncertainty. However, hedging does not always enhance production. We derive necessary and sufficient conditions under which the full-hedging theorem holds and thus options are not used. When these conditions are violated, we show that the firm optimally uses options to better cope with the complicated state-dependence structure between risk and preferences, thereby rendering options a hedging role over and above that of futures.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/243216
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dc.contributor.authorWong, KP-
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-25T02:51:45Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-25T02:51:45Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Review of Economics and Finance, 2017, v. 51, p. 527-534-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/243216-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the behavior of the competitive firm that possesses state-dependent preferences and faces state-dependent price and background risk. While the background risk is neither hedgeable nor insurable, the firm has access to fairly priced futures and option contracts to hedge against the price risk. We show that the separation theorem holds in that the firm's optimal output level depends neither on the risk attitude of the firm nor on the incident to the underlying uncertainty. However, hedging does not always enhance production. We derive necessary and sufficient conditions under which the full-hedging theorem holds and thus options are not used. When these conditions are violated, we show that the firm optimally uses options to better cope with the complicated state-dependence structure between risk and preferences, thereby rendering options a hedging role over and above that of futures.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier. -
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Review of Economics and Finance-
dc.rightsPosting accepted manuscript (postprint): © <year>. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/-
dc.titleProduction and Hedging under State-Dependent Preferences and Background Risk-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, KP: kpwong@econ.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, KP=rp01112-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.iref.2017.07.026-
dc.identifier.hkuros274242-
dc.identifier.volume51-
dc.identifier.spage527-
dc.identifier.epage534-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000413129500034-

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