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Should students be used as subjects in experimental auctions?

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  • Depositario, Dinah Pura T.
  • Nayga Jr., Rodolfo M.
  • Wu, Ximing
  • Laude, Tiffany P.

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We examine the bidding behavior of students and non-students in experimental auctions by comparing their willingness to pay (WTP) values for a good. Our results suggest that there is no significant difference between the WTP bids of the two groups.

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  • Depositario, Dinah Pura T. & Nayga Jr., Rodolfo M. & Wu, Ximing & Laude, Tiffany P., 2009. "Should students be used as subjects in experimental auctions?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(2), pages 122-124, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:2:p:122-124
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    13. Dennis Barber, 2015. "An experimental analysis of risk and entrepreneurial attitudes of university students in the USA and Brazil," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 13(4), pages 370-389, December.

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