Proceedings of the 9th Joint International Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS-06)

Evaluating Uncertain Income Streams under a Regime-Switching Process

Authors
Yungchih George Wang1
1National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences
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Available Online October 2006.
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Keywords
dynamic programming, regime-switching process, incomplete markets
Abstract

This paper extends the dynamic programming, utility maximization model proposed by Wang (2004) to value an investment opportunity whose income streams follows a regime-switching process in incomplete markets. Specifically, the model is applied to solve for certainty equivalent of an investment opportunity in a two-regime, five-branch lattice. The application is then expanded to a more general case of multi-nodes and multi-regimes. The finding indicates that investor’s risk attitude is a non-trivial factor in investment decision-making. When the investor is more risk-averse, the certainty equivalent of an investment opportunity is shown to be lower. Numerical analysis also reveals that the inverse relationship between certainty equivalent and risk attitude is less sensitive when the market is less incomplete. Finally, the application of valuing an investment opportunity whose project value follows a discrete regime-switching process has been successfully integrated into the utility maximization model.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 9th Joint International Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS-06)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2006
ISBN
978-90-78677-01-7
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jcis.2006.92How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2006, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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