Estimating the exchange rate exposure of US multinational firms: Evidence from an event study methodology

Kathryn L. Dewenter, Robert C. Higgins, Timothy T. Simin

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Abstract

This paper provides new evidence on the issue of whether or not there is a contemporaneous relation between the dollar and firm value as measured with stock returns. Prior studies have failed to find any short-term relation between the value of the dollar and the stock price reactions of U.S. multinational firms. Using a different methodology than previous studies, we find a significant average negative drop in stock price across 430 firms on the day that Thailand devalued the bhat, initiating Asia's financial crisis. We also show that this measure of exposure is related to both firm size and several proxies for intensity of foreign and Asian operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRisk Management
Subtitle of host publicationChallenge and Opportunity
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages557-569
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540226826, 9783540226826
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Exchange rate exposure
Event study methodology
Multinational firms
Asia
Firm value
Financial crisis
Thailand
Firm size
Stock price reaction
Stock prices
Methodology
Stock returns

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Dewenter, K. L., Higgins, R. C., & Simin, T. T. (2005). Estimating the exchange rate exposure of US multinational firms: Evidence from an event study methodology. In Risk Management: Challenge and Opportunity (pp. 557-569). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-26993-2_28
Dewenter, Kathryn L. ; Higgins, Robert C. ; Simin, Timothy T. / Estimating the exchange rate exposure of US multinational firms : Evidence from an event study methodology. Risk Management: Challenge and Opportunity. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005. pp. 557-569
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Risk Management: Challenge and Opportunity. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005. p. 557-569.

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Dewenter KL, Higgins RC, Simin TT. Estimating the exchange rate exposure of US multinational firms: Evidence from an event study methodology. In Risk Management: Challenge and Opportunity. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2005. p. 557-569 https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-26993-2_28