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The Econometrics of Auctions with Asymmetric Anonymous Bidders

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We consider standard auction models when bidders' identities arenot observed by the econometrician. First, we adapt the definition ofidentifiability to a framework with anonymous bids and we explore theextent to which anonymity reduces the possibility to identify privatevalue auction models. Second, in the asymmetric independent privatevalue model which is nonparametrically identified, we adapt Guerre,Perrigne and Vuong [10]'s two-stage estimation procedure. Our multistagekernel-based estimator achieves the optimal uniform convergencerate when identities are observed.

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  • Laurent Lamy, 2007. "The Econometrics of Auctions with Asymmetric Anonymous Bidders," Working Papers 2007-24, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
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