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Sequential Two-Prize Contests

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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 C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 6769.

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    Keywords: All-pay auctions; Multi-prize contests;

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