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The national bioenergy investment model: Technical documentation

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  • Kemp-Benedict, Eric

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The National Bioenergy Investment Model is a scenario model that simulates the decisions of domestic and international investors on whether to invest in biofuel enterprises in a developing country. In the model, investors compare the profitability of different biofuel feedstock and fuel operations using a riskadjusted discount rate – taking market, currency, country and sector risks into account. Prices for biofuels and feedstocks are determined in part through exogenous international prices and in part through a dynamic, equilibrium-seeking price adjustment mechanism. The model is intended to be used within a participatory scenario exercise, and can be run interactively.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 37835.

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Keywords: disequilibrium; investment; simulation; scenario model; FDI; ICAPM; biofuel; agriculture;

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