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5 Advanced Topics of Investment Appraisal In Chapter 4 we have already started to relax the simplifying assumptions made with regard to the net present value's calculation which we used in the three previous chapters. After studying Chapter 4 the decision maker knows how to assess an investment project under the conditions of risk and uncertainty. In this chapter we move forward: Step by step we are going to introduce additional aspects to derive more advanced solutions. This chapter sets out - that we need to give attention to the problems which arise for the

5 Advanced Topics of Investment Appraisal 5.1 Learning Objectives In Chapter 4 we have already started to relax the simplifying assumptions made with regard to the net present value’s calculation which we used in the three previous chapters. After studying Chapter 4 the decision maker knows how to assess an investment project under the conditions of risk and uncertainty. In this chapter we move forward: Step by step we are going to introduce additional aspects to derive more advanced solutions. This chapter sets out – that we need to give attention

3 Discounting Methods of Investment Appraisal 3.1 Learning Objectives In the previous chapter non-discounting methods of investment appraisal were examined. The intention of this chapter is to provide an overview of the discounting methods of invest- ment appraisal. Upon its completion the reader will be able to understand what the main discounting methods of investment appraisal are; - apply the financial mathematics involved in the discounted cash flow techniques and - gain an insight into the advantages and disadvantages of each presented method. Furthermore

2 Non-discounting Methods of Investment Appraisal 2.1 Learning Objectives After having been acquainted with the fundamentals of investment appraisal in the introduc- tory chapter, in the following chapter you will get an overview of the non-discounting meth- ods of investment appraisal. At the end of the chapter you will know, – which ways exist to evaluate an investment project among the non-discounting meth- ods of investment appraisal, – the characteristics of these techniques and – the strengths and weaknesses of each of these methods. – Given the

2 Non-discounting Methods of Investment Appraisal 2.1 Learning Objectives After having been acquainted with the fundamentals of investment appraisal in the introduc- tory chapter, in the following chapter you will get an overview of the non-discounting meth- ods of investment appraisal. At the end of the chapter you will know, - which ways exist to evaluate an investment project among the non-discounting meth- ods of investment appraisal, - the characteristics of these techniques and - the strengths and weaknesses of each of these methods. - Given the widespread

3 Discounting Methods of Investment Appraisal 3.1 Learning Objectives In the previous chapter, we examined non-discounting methods of investment appraisal. The intention of this chapter is to provide an overview of the discounting methods of investment appraisal. Upon its completion the reader will be able to – understand what the main discounting methods of investment appraisal are; – apply the financial mathematics involved in the discounted cash flow techniques and – gain an insight into the advantages and disadvantages of each presented method