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The Cost Decision: A New Discount Approach for Net Cost Projects

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  • Grant Pollard

    (School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology)

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This discussion paper proposes a new decision rule for economic investment theory, the Cost Decision, and describes a new discount approach for Net Cost Projects and the Net Present Cost Formula. The paper illustrates the problems faced internationally, at all levels of government, of assessing Net Cost Projects from a finance perspective. The paper discusses the Cost Decision in the controversial context of public-private partnerships and compares the four main alternative approaches to the Cost Decision currently used in practice. The paper is also relevant when analysing Net Cost Projects undertaken by private sector entities and individuals.

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  • Grant Pollard, 2005. "The Cost Decision: A New Discount Approach for Net Cost Projects," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 199, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:qut:dpaper:199
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    Keywords

    Corporate Finance; Investment; Economic Investment; Finance Investment; Discount Rate; Net Present Cost Formula; Cost Decision; Net Cost Projects; Social Projects; Net Present Cost; Net Present Value;

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