The Effect of a Constant or a Declining Discount Rate on Optimal Investment Timing
This paper shows that exponential discounting may have anadvancing effect on the timing of investment, not captured bysensitivity analysis carried out for the complete range of instantaneous discount rates implicit in declining discounting.
|Date of creation:||2002|
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|Publication status:||Published as "The Effect of a Constant or a Declining Discount Rate on Optimal Investment Timing", Journal of Applied Economics Letters, Volume 10, Number 10, 2003.|
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