Discount Rate (Risk-Free Rate and Market Risk Premium) Used for 41 Countries in 2017: A Survey
15 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 17, 2017
This paper contains the statistics of a survey about the Risk-Free Rate (RF) and the Market Risk Premium (MRP) used in 2017 for 41 countries. We got answers for 68 countries, but we only report the results for 41 countries with more than 25 answers.
The average (RF) used in 2017 was smaller than the one used in 2015 in 12 countries (in 5 of them the difference was more than 1%). In 10 countries the average (RF) used in 2017 was more than a 1% higher than the one used in 2015 (see table 6). The change between 2015 and 2017 of the average Market risk premium used was higher than 1% for 11 countries (see table 6).
Most of the respondents use for Europe and UK a Risk-Free Rate (RF) higher than the yield of the 10-year Government bonds. Due to Quantitative Easing, the Risk-Free Rate (RF) and the Market Risk Premium (MRP) reported for Euro countries are negatively correlated (Spain -51%; Germany -28%; France -47%; Italy -30%)
Keywords: Market Risk Premium; Equity Premium; Required Equity Premium; Expected Equity Premium; Historical Equity Premium
JEL Classification: G12; G31; M21
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