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David J. Rapp

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Dr. David J. Rapp is Research Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Entrepreneurship at Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG Business School) in Paris, France.

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An Austrian Critique of Passive Investing

07/31/2023Power & Market

The much-emphasized distinction between active and passive investing is overblown. The passive portfolio’s construction is the product of subjective human judgment just as the actively managed portfolio is.

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Net Present Value, Duration, and CAPM in Light of Investment Theory: A Comment on Kruk

Other Schools of ThoughtValue and Exchange

08/11/2021Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
How should we address uncertainty when using NPV calculations? The answer is rooted in the Austrian school of thought rather than neoclassical finance theory.
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Agree or Disagree? On the Role of Negotiations for the Valuation of Business Enterprises

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

04/15/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Valuation of businesses must be based on appraisement, investment appraisal, and— terra incognita in Austrian economics—negotiation. Discounted cash flow and "relative valuation" methods are well-suited for negotiation purposes.
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Subjectivity, Arbitrariness, Austrian Value Theory, and a Reply to Leithner

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

07/31/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Contrary to the Austrian community’s former perception, we revealed value investing’s incompatibility with Austrian economics
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Value Investing's Compatibility with Austrian Economics — Truth or Myth?

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

07/13/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This article attempts to illustrate what makes value investing incompatible with Austrian economics and, hence, to terminate a lingering myth.
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