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On the Robustness of the Winner’s Curse Phenomenon


  • Brit Grosskopf


  • Yoella Bereby-Meyer
  • Max Bazerman


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  • Brit Grosskopf & Yoella Bereby-Meyer & Max Bazerman, 2007. "On the Robustness of the Winner’s Curse Phenomenon," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 63(4), pages 389-418, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:63:y:2007:i:4:p:389-418
    DOI: 10.1007/s11238-007-9034-6

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    3. Gary Charness & Dan Levin, 2009. "The Origin of the Winner's Curse: A Laboratory Study," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 1(1), pages 207-236, February.
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    winner’s curse; asymmetric information; cognitive learning; C78; C91;

    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior


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