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Last-minute bidding in eBay charity auctions

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  • Elfenbein, Daniel W.
  • McManus, Brian
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    Relative to typical eBay auctions, bidding in eBay charity auctions occurs earlier and also less frequently in the auctions' final seconds. This suggests that some charity bidders benefit from driving-up others' payments, as when auction revenue is a public good.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 42-45

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:1:p:42-45

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    Keywords: Charity auctions Bid timing Bid sniping Preferences for giving Online auctions;

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    Cited by:
    1. Ben Rhouma, Tarek & Zaccour, Georges, 2012. "An empirical investigation of late bidding in online auctions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 715-717.
    2. Gregor, Martin, 2012. "Contest for power in organizations," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 114(3), pages 280-283.

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