A Multinomial Logit Framework to Estimate Bid Shading in Procurement Auctions: Application to Cattle Sales in the Texas Panhandle
We develop an empirical methodology based upon multinomial probability models to estimate the magnitude of bid shading in cattle procurement in the Texas Panhandle region. The methodology works well in settings where data allow a good estimation of a bidder’s probability of winning, but the approach does not rely upon the bidding process following any particular structural framework or on the existence of a control group. Estimated markdowns of price from the competitive level are in the range of 5–10% and are somewhat larger than estimates of oligopsony markdowns from previous studies of cattle procurement in the U.S. Copyright Springer 2005
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- Hunnicutt, Lynn & Bailey, DeeVon & Crook, Michelle, 2002.
"Measuring Market Power With Variables Other Than Price,"
2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA
19799, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
- Lynn Hunnicutt & DeeVon Bailey & Michelle Crook, 2002. "Measuring Market Power with Variables Other than Price," Working Papers 2002-08, Utah State University, Department of Economics.
- Schroeter, John R. & Azzam, Azzeddine M., 1999. "Econometric Analysis of Fed Cattle Procurement in the Texas Panhandle," Staff General Research Papers 11365, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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