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Dynamic project selection


  • Nikandrova, Arina

    () (Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Birkbeck, University of London)

  • Pancs, Romans

    () (Centro de Investigación Económica, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)


We study a normative model of an internal capital market that a company uses to choose between its two divisions’ projects. Each project's value is initially unknown to all, but can be dynamically learned by the corresponding division. Learning can be suspended or resumed at any time and is costly. We characterize an internal capital market that maximizes the company’s expected cash flow.

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  • Nikandrova, Arina & Pancs, Romans, 2018. "Dynamic project selection," Theoretical Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 13(1), January.
  • Handle: RePEc:the:publsh:2379

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    Cited by:

    1. Olivier Gossner & Jakub Steiner & Colin Stewart, 2018. "Attention Please!," Working Papers tecipa-626, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
    2. Yeon-Koo Che & Konrad Mierendorff, 2019. "Optimal Dynamic Allocation of Attention," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 109(8), pages 2993-3029, August.

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    Internal capital market; irreversible project selection;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies


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