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A Comprehensive Review of Scientific Literature on Methods for Determining Discount Rates in Corporate Practices


  • Klára Szűcs Markovics

    () (University of Miskolc)


On the basis of the findings of research conducted in eighteen countries and in the Central and Eastern European region, this study seeks to understand how the discount rate is set when capital budgeting practices are involved. According to the reviewed academic literature, the weighted average cost of capital is the most popular method of determining discount rates in a number of countries. Besides this, decision makers often apply the single method of corporate required rate of return regardless of the character of specific decision aspects and market risks.

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  • Klára Szűcs Markovics, 2012. "A Comprehensive Review of Scientific Literature on Methods for Determining Discount Rates in Corporate Practices," Theory Methodology Practice (TMP), Faculty of Economics, University of Miskolc, vol. 8(02), pages 81-87.
  • Handle: RePEc:mic:tmpjrn:v:8:y:2012:i:02:p:81-87

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    capital budgeting; discount rates; required rate of return; weighted average cost of capita;

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    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics


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