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On the Athey-Levin model of skewed bidding


  • M. Ryan Haley
  • Craig Dunphey


Using data from 39 first-price, sealed-bid auctions from three Wisconsin State forests, we examine the fragility of the sealed-bid auction portion of Athey and Levin's (2001) study of skewed bidding behaviour in US forest service auctions. The results of our analysis compare favourably with their results, suggesting that their model is robust across data sets similar to, but distinct from, the data used in their study.

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  • M. Ryan Haley & Craig Dunphey, 2010. "On the Athey-Levin model of skewed bidding," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(8), pages 727-732.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:17:y:2010:i:8:p:727-732
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850802375487

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