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Setting the Study Period

  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall

Abstract

The study period defines the time over which costs and benefits are considered in a decision. Setting it correctly is critical to obtaining a valid solution. In this section we state the criterion for setting it, identify factors which determine its length, give examples of setting study periods under a variety of circumstances, discuss the need for replacements and residuals, and, in summary, provide a set of guidelines.

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Time Horizon Cash Flow Wood Flooring Individual Investor Project Life 
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Reference

  1. Ruegg, Rosalie T. 1989. Benefits, costs, and time perspectives. Paper presented at the policy forum, Making Housing More Affordable through Energy Efficiency, 4–6 October 1989, in Washington, DC.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

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  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall

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