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Sequential Two-Prize Contests

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  • Aner Sela

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    (Department of Economics,Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

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    We study two-stage all-pay auctions with two identical prizes. In each stage, players compete for one prize. Each player may win either one or two prizes. We analyze the equilibrium strategies where players’ marginal values for the prizes are either declining or inclining

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    Paper provided by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0803.

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    Length: 17 pages
    Date of creation: 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:bgu:wpaper:0803

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