Derivatives Usage in Risk Management by U . S . and German Non-Financial Firms : A Comparative Survey

@inproceedings{Bodnar1998DerivativesUI,
  title={Derivatives Usage in Risk Management by U . S . and German Non-Financial Firms : A Comparative Survey},
  author={Gordon M. Bodnar},
  year={1998}
}
  • Gordon M. Bodnar
  • Published 1998
This paper is a comparative study of the responses to the 1995 Wharton School survey of derivative usage among US non-financial firms and a 1997 companion survey on German non-financial firms. It is not a mere comparison of the results of both studies but a comparative study, drawing a comparable subsample of firms from the US study to match the sample of German firms on both size and industry composition. We find that German firms are more likely to use derivatives than US firms, with 78% of… CONTINUE READING
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