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Оценка социальной ставки дисконтирования методом социальной альтернативной стоимости капитала

The paper continues our previous article «Social Discount Rate for Russia: methodology, appraisal, regional differences» published in 2012 in this journal (№ 3 (58)). The present paper describes situations where a social opportunity cost of capital approach should be used for evaluation of a social discount rate. We consider international practice in applying this approach, regard methodology and make calculations for Russia. It is revealed that the approach is relevant when a social problem can be solved in both the public sector and the private sector. It is also helpful for evaluation of budget performance. The necessity of taking into account particular sectoral features of public investments is substantiated. The results of calculations and differences found are explained.