Duff & Phelps Recommended U.S. Equity Risk Premium and Corresponding Risk-Free Rates to be Used in Computing Cost of Capital: January 2008 - Present

The Equity Risk Premium (ERP) is a key input used to calculate the cost of capital within the context of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (“CAPM”) and other models. Duff & Phelps regularly reviews fluctuations in global economic and financial market conditions that warrant a periodic reassessment of the ERP and the accompanying risk-free rate.  

Duff & Phelps has published its recommended U.S. ERP and corresponding risk-free rate since 2008. Download a table summarizing these recommendations over the period January 2008 – present.  

Historical recommendations:

Duff & Phelps Recommended U.S. Equity Risk Premium and Corresponding Risk-Free Rates to be Used in Computing Cost of Capital: January 2008 - Present 2017-09-05T00:00:00.0000000 /insights/publications/cost-of-capital/recommended-us-equity-risk-premium-and-corresponding-risk-free-rates publication

Case Studies

Insights