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Sustainability in a risky world

Campbell, John and Martin, Ian (2021) Sustainability in a risky world. Financial Markets Group Discussion Papers (830). Financial Markets Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper studies the restrictions on consumption, portfolio choice, and social discounting implied by a sustainability constraint, that utility should not be expected to decline over time, in an economy with risky investment opportunities. The sustainability constraint does not distort portfolio choice and implies a consumption-wealth ratio and social discount rate that can be considerably higher than the riskless interest rate.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Finance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
JEL classification: G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G11 - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H43 - Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q56 - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounting; Environmental Equity
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 10:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:27

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