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Structural Estimation Of Auction Models

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  • Matthew Shum

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This paper illustrates in general terms the basic methodology of structural estimation using auction data. It provides a unified view of the common structure underlying structural econometric auction models under various model paradigms. We identify the most crucial steps in building a structural econometric model and discuss the estimation strategies for implementing these models.

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Paper provided by University of Toronto, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number mshum-98-01.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 06 Sep 1998
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Handle: RePEc:tor:tecipa:mshum-98-01

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  1. Hong, Han & Shum, Matthew, 2003. "Econometric models of asymmetric ascending auctions," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 112(2), pages 327-358, February.
  2. John K. Horowitz & Lori Lynch & Andrew Stocking, 2009. "Competition-Based Environmental Policy: An Analysis of Farmland Preservation in Maryland," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 85(4), pages 555-575.

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