Airline Fuel Hedging and Management Ownership

Timo Korkeamäki, Eva Liljeblom, Markus Pfister

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Abstract

We study whether hedging affects firm value within the U.S. airline industry. In contrast to prior work in the area, we study hedging during a time window that includes periods of very high price risk. We find a relatively weak relationship between firm value and hedging. We further find that management ownership increases the firm’s degree of hedging. Finally, we find that especially during periods when firms are more heavily exposed to fuel price risk, the market value of passive hedgers is significantly higher than that of selective hedgers.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalThe Journal of Risk Finance
Volume17
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)492-509
Number of pages17
ISSN1526-5943
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12.2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • airline fuel
  • hedging
  • management ownership

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