Public Choice

, Volume 179, Issue 1–2, pp 165–167 | Cite as

Remembering Kenneth Arrow: discount rates

  • Kenneth A. ShepsleEmail author


This remembrance of Kenneth Arrow describes his contribution to the consideration of social discount rates applied to intertemporal flows of costs and benefits.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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