Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Identity in a Second-price Sealed Bid Auction: An Experimental Investigation

Contents:

Author Info

  • Quazi Shahriar

    ()
    (Department of Economics, San Diego State University)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Identity is a person’s sense of self, derived from her membership in a group. Previous experimental studies have shown that people take more favorable actions towards the members of their own group (in-group favoritism). This paper proposes a simple model of identity to capture this in-group favoritism in a private-value second-price sealed bid auction and reports the result of an experiment designed to test the predictions of the model. Consistent with the predictions, the data reveal that bids and seller revenue are higher when the seller belongs to the same group as the buyers compared to when the seller belong to a different group.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/dept/econ/WPSeries/09_03.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by San Diego State University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0034.

    as in new window
    Length: 20 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2009
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:sds:wpaper:0034

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4485
    Phone: (619) 594-1675
    Fax: (619) 594-5062
    Web page: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/dept/econ/e1.html
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sds:wpaper:0034. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ginger Shoulders).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.