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An experimental investigation of soft price caps in uniform price auction markets for wholesale electricity

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  • Christian Vossler

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  • Timothy Mount
  • Robert Thomas
  • Ray Zimmerman

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  • Christian Vossler & Timothy Mount & Robert Thomas & Ray Zimmerman, 2009. "An experimental investigation of soft price caps in uniform price auction markets for wholesale electricity," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 36(1), pages 44-59, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:36:y:2009:i:1:p:44-59
    DOI: 10.1007/s11149-009-9090-7
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    Keywords

    Soft cap auction; Uniform price auction; Electricity markets; Experimental auctions; L94; D44; C92;

    JEL classification:

    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior

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