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A Note on Auctions with Endogenous Participation


  • Menezes, F.M.
  • Monteiro, P.K.


In this paper, we study an auction where bidders only know the number of potential applicants.

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  • Menezes, F.M. & Monteiro, P.K., 1996. "A Note on Auctions with Endogenous Participation," Papers 312, Australian National University - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:aunaec:312

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    Cited by:

    1. Decio Coviello & Mario Mariniello, 2008. "Does Publicity Affect Competition? Evidence from Discontinuities in Public Procurement Auctions?," Economics Working Papers ECO2008/04, European University Institute.

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    JEL classification:

    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions


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