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Real Options with Priced Regime-Switching Risk

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  • John Driffill
  • Martin Sola

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  • Turalay Kenc

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e develop a model of regime-switching risk premia as well as regimedependent factor risk premia to price real options. The model incorporates the observation that the underlying risky income streams of real options are subject to discrete shifts over time as well as random changes. The presence of discrete shifts is due to systematic and unsystematic risk associated with changes in business cycles or in economic policy regimes or events such as takeovers, major changes in business plans. We analyze the impact of regimeswitching behavior on the valuation of projects and investment opportunities. We find that accounting for Markov switching risk results in a delay in the expected timing of the investment while the regime-specific factor risk premia make the possibility of a regime shift more pronounced.

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Paper provided by Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 2009-09.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Handle: RePEc:udt:wpecon:2009-09

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Keywords: Regime-Switching Risk Premia; Regime-Dependent Risk Premia; Real Options.;

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  1. Makoto Goto & Katsumasa Nishide & Ryuta Takashima, 2013. "Irreversible Investment under Competition with a Markov Switching Regime," KIER Working Papers 861, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.

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