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An empirical investigation of late bidding in online auctions

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  • Ben Rhouma, Tarek
  • Zaccour, Georges

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Why do some participants in online auctions place their bids right before the time of closing? Using e-Bay data, we propose count-data models to look at both the presence of the late-bidding phenomenon and its intensity. Our results reveal significant differences between extremely late-bidders (snipers) and moderately late-bidders.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 715-717

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:715-717

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Keywords: Late bidding; Internet auctions; EBay; Count models;

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