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Evaluation of Risky Projects

Christian Gollier

in Pricing the Planet's Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148762
eISBN:
9781400845408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148762.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a short overview of the main concepts, ideas, and tools that have been produced by more than fifty years of research in the evaluation of risky projects and risky assets. It is ... More


The Role of International Investment in a Privatized Social Security System

Marianne Baxter and Robert G. King

in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092553
eISBN:
9780226092560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092560.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Many proposals to reform the current social security system would permit the investment of retirement funds in risky assets such as equities. This chapter asks whether there is an important role for ... More


Perceived Returns and the Modeling of Financial Behavior

Eric Barthalon

in Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial Instability: Reviving Allais's Lost Theory of Psychological Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166287
eISBN:
9780231538305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166287.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter describes a few simple models that explain financial behavior by the perceived returns on financial assets and thereby provide evidence of positive feedback from past returns to the ... More


Empirical Relevance

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter III explains and illustrates what it means for an economic theory to be empirically relevant. A theory’s empirical relevance depends on the empirical context in which it is tested and on the ... More


Public Policy Options to Build Wealth for America’s Middle Class

Christian E. Weller and Amy Helburn

in Shared Responsibility, Shared Risk: Government, Markets and Social Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199781911
eISBN:
9780190252519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199781911.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines public policy options to build wealth for America's middle class, such as increasing savings rates, minimizing individual risk exposure, and lowering the costs of building ... More


Completeness and Hedging

Tomas Björk

in Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198851615
eISBN:
9780191886218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851615.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The concept of market completeness is discussed in some detail and we prove that the Black–Scholes model is complete. We also discuss how completeness and absence of arbitrage is related to the ... More


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