Comment on Burgess and Zerbe: On Bank Market Power and the Social Discount Rate
In this note we discuss how to estimate the social discount rate when banks have market power. Some data from Sweden are used to illustrate the approach. If other investments are crowded out, the implied social discount rate is around 7 percent, i.e. more or less equal to the one suggested by Burgess and Zerbe (2011) for the U.S. but similar to those often used in the EU (3-4 percent) if private consumption is crowded out by the considered investment.
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Volume (Year): 2 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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- Burgess, David F. & Zerbe, Richard O., 2011.
"Appropriate Discounting for Benefit-Cost Analysis,"
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis,
Cambridge University Press, vol. 2(02), pages 1-20, April.
- David Burgess, 2008. "Removing Some Dissonance From the Social Discount Rate Debate," University of Western Ontario, Economic Policy Research Institute Working Papers 20082, University of Western Ontario, Economic Policy Research Institute.
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