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Determinantes do lance vencedor em leilões de petróleo e gás: Avaliando o caso brasileiro

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  • Moura, Rodrigo Leandro
  • Canêdo-Pinheiro, Maurício
  • Daitx, Fernando

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This paper follows Rezende (2008) to investigate the determinants of bidding strategy in the Brazilian oil and gas auctions. The results indicate that strategies adopted by participants are affected by the “winner’s curse”. We also found evidence that the presence of Petrobras has a positive effect on winning bids. Furthermore, joint bidding is compatible with competition. Finally, there is no evidence of synergies between blocks. Thus, although there is room for improvements, results of the first-price sealed auction (without the possibility of bidding for blocks packages) are not much better than possible alternatives.

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  • Moura, Rodrigo Leandro & Canêdo-Pinheiro, Maurício & Daitx, Fernando, 2012. "Determinantes do lance vencedor em leilões de petróleo e gás: Avaliando o caso brasileiro," Revista Brasileira de Economia - RBE, FGV/EPGE - Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), vol. 66(4), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:fgv:epgrbe:v:66:y:2012:i:4:a:3746
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    1. Matoso, Rafael & Rezende, Marcelo, 2014. "Asymmetric information in oil and gas lease auctions with a national company," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 72-82.

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