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Uncertainty and its Effect on Capital Investment Analysis


  • Martin B. Solomon, Jr.

    (University of Kentucky, Lexington)


When uncertainty concerning costs, revenues, and project life exists, classical measures of capital investment return are limited in value. Sensitivity analysis indicates that relatively small over estimates and under estimates create relatively large errors in the discounted rate of return for different types of return schedules. Perhaps, then, businessmen are justified in seeking other methods of project evaluation.

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  • Martin B. Solomon, Jr., 1966. "Uncertainty and its Effect on Capital Investment Analysis," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 12(8), pages 334-339, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:12:y:1966:i:8:p:b334-b339

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    1. Anderson, J.R., 1989. "Forecasting, uncertainty, and public project appraisal," Policy Research Working Paper Series 154, The World Bank.
    2. Cassidy, P.A. & Rodgers, J.L. & McCarthy, W.O., 1970. "A Simulation Approach to Risk Assessment in Investment Analysis," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 38(01), March.

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