Eric Fesselmeyer
Haoming Liu
Alberto Salvo

declining discount rates in singapore's market for privately developed apartments (replication data)

Singapore's market for new privately developed apartments exhibits wide quasi-experimental variation in ownership tenure. We develop an empirical model in which prices are decomposed into the utility of housing services and a factor that shifts with asset tenure and the discount rate schedule, which we discipline to vary smoothly over time. We estimate discount rates that decline over time and, to accommodate the observed price differences, fall to 0.5-1.5% p.a. by year 400. The finding that households making sizable transactions do not entirely discount benefits accruing centuries from today is relevant, with the appropriate risk adjustment, for evaluating climate-change investments.

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Fesselmeyer, Eric; Liu, Haoming; Salvo, Alberto (2022): Declining discount rates in Singapore's market for privately developed apartments (replication data). Version: 1. Journal of Applied Econometrics. Dataset.