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Unobserved correlation in private-value ascending auctions

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In private-value ascending auctions, the winner's willingness to pay is not observed, leading to underidentification of many econometric models. I calculate tight bounds on expected revenue and optimal reserve price for the case of symmetric and affiliated private values.

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  • Quint, Daniel, 2008. "Unobserved correlation in private-value ascending auctions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(3), pages 432-434, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:3:p:432-434
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    1. Kim, Dong-Hyuk, 2013. "Optimal choice of a reserve price under uncertainty," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 31(5), pages 587-602.

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