If the average risk-adjusted growth rate of the project's present value V overcomes the discount rate but is dominated by the average risk-adjusted growth rate of the cost I of entering the project, a non-standard double continuation region can arise: The firm waits to invest in the project if V is insufficiently above I as well as if V is comfortably above I. Under a framework with diffusive uncertainty, we give exact characterization to the value of the option to invest, to the structure of the double continuation region, and to the subset of the primitives' values that support such a region.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)465-475
Numero di pagine11
RivistaQuantitative Finance
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012


  • Asset pricing, American options, Capital investment theory, Optimal stopping, Free boundary


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