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Social discounting and the equity premium

Working paper by Michael Spackman on 28 Apr 2021

This paper assembles a picture of the evolving research on and understanding of the equity premium and the issues it covers reinforce other arguments for discounting over time at a social time preference rate in climate change analysis.


Social discounting and the cost of public funding in practice

Working paper by Michael Spackman on 28 Apr 2021

This paper is a contribution to the understanding and development of social discounting regimes. It addresses three implications of how public funding differs from private financing by debt and equity, then examines US Federal and United Kingdom central government conventions, and also illustrates the difficulties of establishing and maintaining analytically rigorous social discounting procedures in practice.



Multiple resilience dividends at the community level: A comparative study on disaster risk reduction interventions in different countries

Working paper by Viktor Rözer, Swenja Surminski, Finn Laurien, Colin McQuistan, Reinhard Mechler on 22 Apr 2021

The concept of ‘multiple resilience dividends’ is not yet widely applied. This paper analyses the knowledge gaps and challenges that arise from applying ‘multiple resilience dividends’ in the planning, implementation and evaluation of disaster risk reduction interventions at the community level.