Economics
posted by Regina on .
Jim signed a new deal for $10 million with the Toronto maple leafs. THe terms of the contract were 1 million immediately and 800,000 per year for the next 5 years (first payment after 1 year) and $1 million per year for the next 5 years (first payment at year 6). If jim's interest rate is 8% per year, how much is his contract worth at the time of the signing?

An Excel spreadsheet is very helpful for these types of calculations.
(in thousands for brevity):
PV = 1000 + 800/(1.08) + 800/1.08)^2 + 800/(1.08)^3 + .... 1000/(1.08)^10