Keywords

Capital budget, Capital investments

Abstract

When investment projects are described by subjective probability distributions, the measure of investment worth becomes a difficult task. One of the basic assumptions underlying investment analysis under risk is that decision makers would base their decisions on only the first two statistical moments of the probability distribution of returns. However, the mean and variance can adequately describe only certain symmetric distributions such as the normal and the uniform distributions. As a result, if probability distributions of investment returns are actually asymmetric, the classic first two moments analysis ignores information (skewness) that is needed to make a better investment decision. Even though the importance of the third moment in project selection has been recognized, nowhere in the literature is there a successful application of the concept to a regular periodic decision process where the decision maker lacks full knowledge of his future as well as present investment opportunities. Therefore, it is the purpose of this research to investigate the effectiveness of utilizing the higher statistical moments in capital rationing situation.

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Graduation Date

Spring 1980

Advisor

Park, Chan S.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

ix, 85 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013349

Subjects

Capital budget, Capital investments

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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