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On the microeconomic theory of investment under uncertainty

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"A revised version to appear in K.J. Arrow and M.D. Intriligator (eds.), Handbook of mathematical economics. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company (1978)."
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  • Merton, Robert C., 1993. "On the microeconomic theory of investment under uncertainty," Handbook of Mathematical Economics, in: K. J. Arrow & M.D. Intriligator (ed.), Handbook of Mathematical Economics, edition 4, volume 2, chapter 13, pages 601-669, Elsevier.
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