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A time preference measure of the social discount rate for Iran

Arian Daneshmand (), Esfandiar Jahangard and Mahnoush Abdollah-Milani
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Mahnoush Abdollah-Milani: Allameh Tabataba’i University

Journal of Economic Structures, 2018, vol. 7, issue 1, 1-10

Abstract: Abstract Public sector projects in Iran are inefficiently carried out for reasons of mismanagement and poor prioritization. This problem may arise from the lack of a generally accepted social discount rate for project appraisal. The value of the social discount rate can have implications for resource allocations. The aim of this paper is to estimate the appropriate value of a social discount rate for Iran using the social time preference rate approach. The overall result indicates that the social discount rate for Iran is 5.8%.

Keywords: Social discount rate; Social time preference rate; Project appraisal; ARDL; Iran (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 H43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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