Using Options to Measure the Full Value-Effect of an Event: Application to Obamacare

69 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2013 Last revised: 8 Jul 2015

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Paul Borochin

University of Miami - Department of Finance

Joseph H. Golec

University of Connecticut - Department of Finance

Date Written: August 1, 2013

Abstract

Many event studies only measure a fraction of an event's full value effect because they do not adjust for market anticipation of the event. We present a method based on stock and options prices to measure the full effect that accounts for market anticipation. We apply the method to the passage of Obamacare. Our method estimates the full value effect of Obamacare on the healthcare sector as $55 billion, compared to $16 billion when market anticipation is ignored. The method is applicable to most major events because it only requires that some affected firms have traded stock options.

Keywords: Event study, options, valuation, healthcare reform

JEL Classification: G14, G38, I13

Suggested Citation

Borochin, Paul and Golec, Joseph, Using Options to Measure the Full Value-Effect of an Event: Application to Obamacare (August 1, 2013). Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2320297 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2320297

Paul Borochin (Contact Author)

University of Miami - Department of Finance ( email )

P.O. Box 248094
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6552
United States

Joseph Golec

University of Connecticut - Department of Finance ( email )

School of Business
2100 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269
United States

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