Exchange Rate Risk and Corporate Hedging: Evidence from Turkey

Goknur Buyukkara, Mehmet Baha Karan, Huseyin Temiz, Yilmaz Yildiz

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The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of exchange rate risk on corporate hedging in Turkey. Our panel logit analysis for the period 2009–2015 favors the financial distress hypothesis of hedging rather than the agency cost or investment opportunities hypotheses. The US dollar exchange rate affects the likelihood of currency risk hedging more than the conventional firm-specific determinants of corporate hedging especially after the Fed tapering period. Our findings reveal that, as the dollar exchange rate rises, firms increase their hedging activity since they carry considerable amount of debt in dollars, particularly aftermath of the global financial crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1737-1753
Number of pages17
JournalEmerging Markets Finance and Trade
Issue number8
Early online date4 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes


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