Collusion in Repeated Procurement Auction: a Study of Paving Market in Japan
AbstractWe present an econometric approach to the problem of detecting bid rigging in procurement auctions using bidding data for paving works in Ibaraki City, Osaka, Japan. We first show that sporadic price wars are caused by the participation of potential goutsiders.h Assuming that the ring is all-inclusive in the absence of these outsiders, we estimate the rule by which the ring selects the winner. It is found that the ring tends to select a bidder whose time elapsed from the last winning is long and whose winning amount in the past is small relative to other bidders.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 07-16.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: May 2007
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Bid rigging; repeated auction.;
Other versions of this item:
- Rieko Ishii, 2008. "Collusion in Repeated Procurement Auction: A Study of a Paving Market in Japan," ISER Discussion Paper 0710, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
- D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Auctions
- H57 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Procurement
- L44 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Antitrust Policy and Public Enterprise, Nonprofit Institutions, and Professional Organizations
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