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Comparing predicted prices in auctions for online advertising

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  • Bax, Eric
  • Kuratti, Anand
  • Mcafee, Preston
  • Romero, Julian

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Online publishers sell opportunities to show ads. Some advertisers pay only if their ad elicits a user response. Publishers estimate response rates for ads in order to estimate expected revenues from showing the ads. Then publishers select ads that maximize estimated expected revenue.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Volume (Year): 30 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 80-88

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Handle: RePEc:eee:indorg:v:30:y:2012:i:1:p:80-88

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Keywords: Reversion; Validation; Bias; Auction; Prediction;

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  1. R. McAfee, 2011. "The Design of Advertising Exchanges," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer, vol. 39(3), pages 169-185, November.

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