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Comparing the cost of capital in the United States and Japan: a survey of methods


  • James M. Poterba


Recent years have seen the emergence of a sizable literature comparing the cost of capital in the United States and Japan. This review of the literature highlights the methodological differences of previous investigations and seeks to isolate common conclusions. Emphasis is given to underlying economic and institutional factors that may contribute to cost of capital disparities.

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  • James M. Poterba, 1990. "Comparing the cost of capital in the United States and Japan: a survey of methods," Quarterly Review, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, issue Win, pages 20-32.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednqr:y:1990:i:win:p:20-32:n:v.15no.3-4

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    1. Ando, Albert & Auerbach, Alan J., 1988. "The cost of capital in the United States and Japan: A comparison," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 2(2), pages 134-158, June.
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