A social discount rate for Turkey
Abstractocial Discount Rate (SDR) is a very crucial policy parameter in public project appraisals due to its resource allocation impacts. This study estimates an SDR for Turkey using the Social Time Preference Rate (STPR) approach. The elasticity of the marginal utility consumption, which is the most important component of the STPR, is estimated econometrically from a demand for food approach during the period of 1980-2008. The overall result indicates that the SDR for Turkey is 5.06%. The European Union requires evaluation of the publicly supported commercial projects in terms of the SDR; hence the findings from this study can be used as a useful policy measurement for a full EU member candidate country, Turkey.
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Date of creation: 2011
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ocial discount rate; social time preference; project appraisal; ARDL; Turkey;
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- Ferda Halicioglu & Cevat Karatas, 2013. "A social discount rate for Turkey," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, Springer, vol. 47(2), pages 1085-1091, February.
- H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models &bull Diffusion Processes
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- NEP-ALL-2011-08-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-ARA-2011-08-29 (MENA - Middle East & North Africa)
- NEP-PPM-2011-08-29 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
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