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An augmented Becker–DeGroot–Marschak mechanism for transaction cycles

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We introduce an augmented Becker–DeGroot–Marschak mechanism for the revelation of willingness-to-accept and willingness-to-pay in transaction cycles. The mechanism can be used to test for a behavioral anomaly.

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  • Weber, Thomas A., 2012. "An augmented Becker–DeGroot–Marschak mechanism for transaction cycles," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 114(1), pages 43-46.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:1:p:43-46 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.09.001
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    1. Thomas A. Weber, 2010. "Hicksian Welfare Measures and the Normative Endowment Effect," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 2(4), pages 171-194, November.

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    Keywords

    Compensating variation; Equivalent variation; Endowment effect; Welfare change; Willingness-to-accept; Willingness-to-pay;

    JEL classification:

    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General

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