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Strategie di intermediazione e di scambio nel mercato dell'arte: un'analisi empirica


  • Antonello E. Scorcu


This paper analyzes the auctions of modern and contemporary paintings in the Italian market over the period 1983-95. Two main empirical findings emerge: first, the estimated values increase with order of sale; second, the price/estimate ratios are independent of the order of sale. Therefore, on average, the effects that could systematically affect the price/estimate sequence neutralize each other and no profitable trading rules emerge. At the same time, predictable differences in the average price of the paintings are present at the auction level.

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  • Antonello E. Scorcu, 1997. "Strategie di intermediazione e di scambio nel mercato dell'arte: un'analisi empirica," Rivista italiana degli economisti, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 2, pages 163-198.
  • Handle: RePEc:mul:jqat1f:doi:10.1427/3617:y:1997:i:2:p:163-198

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