Net present value (NPV) is a widely used technique in capital budgeting. In this paper, we develop a Bayesian NPV framework using a Gibbs sampler. This approach allows decision-makers to integrate their knowledge, past experience, and uncertain and volatile cash flows from carbon emissions credits into decisions dealing with energy efficient, sustainable manufacturing equipment. The results indicate NPV is highly dependent on the nature of volatility and uncertainty of the cash flows. Without inclusion of this information through the Bayesian framework results, NPV becomes overstated, and thus it may provide biased guidance for the investment. The results developed in this paper further show that the frequency of very high and low cash flows and to a lesser degree their variability adversely impacts NPV. The results may also explain reasons for the economic phenomenon known as the energy efficiency gap.
|Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskrift||International Journal of Production Research|
|Status||Publicerad - 09.03.2015|
|MoE-publikationstyp||A1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift|
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