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Commitment as investment under uncertainty

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  • Joseph A. Ritter
  • Joseph G. Haubrich

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An explanation of how irreversible investment and the techniques associated with pricing real options can apply to a broad range of problems in finance, macroeconomics, and trade policy.

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  • Joseph A. Ritter & Joseph G. Haubrich, 1996. "Commitment as investment under uncertainty," Working Paper 9606, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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