An Empirical Investigation of Efficiency and Price Uniformity in Competing Auctions
AbstractThis paper investigates empirically a number of hypotheses that are related to efficiency and price uniformity in online competing auctions for train tickets. The data set is ideal for analyzing competing auctions since each ticket is sold in a separate auction and all auctions with identical tickets starts and ends at exactly the same time. The results unambiguously demonstrate that there is a strong relationship between efficiency and price uniformity on the one hand and the number of submitted cross-bids on the other hand. These findings are in line with what theory suggests.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2010:14.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 09 Dec 2010
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Publication status: Published as Andersson, Tommy, Christer Andersson and Fredrik Andersson, 'An Empirical Investigation of Efficiency and Price Uniformity in Competing Auctions' in Economics Letters, 2012, pages 99-102.
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Competing auctions; Cross-bidding; Efficiency; Price uniformity;
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- Andersson, T. & Andersson, C. & Andersson, F., 2012. "An empirical investigation of efficiency and price uniformity in competing auctions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(1), pages 99-101.
- D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - General
- D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Auctions
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