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New approach to estimating the cost of common equity capital for public utilities


  • Pauline Ahern


  • Frank Hanley


  • Richard Michelfelder



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  • Pauline Ahern & Frank Hanley & Richard Michelfelder, 2011. "New approach to estimating the cost of common equity capital for public utilities," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 40(3), pages 261-278, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:40:y:2011:i:3:p:261-278
    DOI: 10.1007/s11149-011-9160-5

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    1. Michelfelder, Richard A., 2015. "Empirical analysis of the generalized consumption asset pricing model: Estimating the cost of capital," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 80(C), pages 37-50.

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    Public utilities; Cost of capital; GARCH; Consumption asset pricing model; G12; L94; L95;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • L95 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Gas Utilities; Pipelines; Water Utilities


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