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Pursuing the wrong options? Adjustment costs and the relationship between uncertainty and capital accumulation

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  • Bond, Stephen R.
  • Söderbom, Måns
  • Wu, Guiying

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Abel and Eberly (1999) prove that uncertainty has an ambiguous effect on long run capital accumulation in a real options model. We show that, with adjustment costs quadratic in investment, more uncertainty reduces capital and this effect may be large.

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  • Bond, Stephen R. & Söderbom, Måns & Wu, Guiying, 2011. "Pursuing the wrong options? Adjustment costs and the relationship between uncertainty and capital accumulation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(3), pages 249-251, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:3:p:249-251
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    Keywords

    Uncertainty Real options Adjustment costs Capital accumulation;

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    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity

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