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Supermarket selling seasonal items below cost?

In a British supermarket, I saw the prices of Christmas chocolate gift boxes being cut dramatically (£1.50 to £0.15, and £7.50 to £0.22). I don't quite understand this behaviour, where the chocolate ...
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On the Ms. Exponential vs Ms. Hyperbolic vignette

I've come across this little parable purporting to show why exponential discounting is superior to hyperbolic discounting1: The greater bowing [of the hyperbolic discount curve] means that if a ...
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Why do game theorists use a discounted payoff of this form?

Excuse the click-baity title. I notice the discounted payoff in the game theory literature usually takes the form $$\sum_{t=1}^\infty\lambda(1-\lambda)^{t-1}R_t$$ This differs from the discounted ...
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Rationale for discounting

I am interested in understanding the rationale behind discounting in the context of government policy appraisal. As far as I understand it, there are three main components to the discount values ...
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Are sales (discounts) an investment or a loss?

Are sales (discounts) during a promotional period considered an investment by the company/manufacturer to drag in more customers? Or a loss that wouldn't be paid back anytime in the future, but also ...
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Discount function

Company A needs to provide service $p$ to company B. However if the company B will reserve the $(1-\alpha)$ fraction of resource for the serving customers of company A, company A will provide a ...
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So I found this example in the net Compound interest formula (including principal): A = P(1+r/n)(nt) If an amount of $5,000 is deposited into a savings account at an annual interest rate ... 0answers 22 views Continuum limit of a weighted mean of heterogeneous discount factors I try to find the limit of the following expression of a weighted mean of a series of discount rate$\rho_{i}$Here is the expression ;$$\rho_{\eta}\left(t\right)=\frac{\sum_{i}^{N}\rho_{i}\left(\... 1answer 3k views Formula for Effective Discount Rate of Discount Rate Series what is the formula to calculate an effective discount rate of Discount Series? For EX, If Price of Product A is$X and Discount Series is given like 10%,20%,30%,5%,2%. How can we calculate effective ...
I have a function f(x) in which there is log function $f(x)=log(1+ax)-bxg(x)$ I need a discount function g(x) with which the function f(x) is concave and the value of x is not too complex. I ...