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Real options and the Jorgensonian user cost of capital

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  • Oscar Gutiérrez

    (Centro Politécnico Superior Universidad de Zaragoza)

Abstract

Dixit and Pindyck (1994) claim that the Jorgensonian rule of investment (Jorgenson, 1963) does not hold in uncertain settings. This note shows that the validity of that claim depends crucially on the particular process chosen to describe the economic uncertainty. In fact, the Jorgensonian rule of investment holds in other real options models.

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  • Oscar Gutiérrez, 2005. "Real options and the Jorgensonian user cost of capital," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 29(3), pages 625-630, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:iec:inveco:v:29:y:2005:i:3:p:625-630
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    Keywords

    Real options; user cost of capital; free-boundary; gamma process;

    JEL classification:

    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies

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