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Earned Wealth, Engaged Bidders? Evidence from a second price auction

  • Nicolas Jacquemet


    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS, EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics)

  • Stephane Luchini


    (GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille 3 - Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille 2 - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - CNRS - AMU - Aix-Marseille Université)

  • Robert-Vincent Joule


    (LPS - Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale - Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille 1 - AMU - Aix-Marseille Université)

  • Jason Shogren


    (Departement Economy and Finance, University of Wyoming - University of Wyoming)

Recent work in experimental economics has explored whether observed behavior depends on whether wealth was windfall or earned. This paper extends this work by considering whether earned wealth ffects bidding behavior in an induced-value second-price auction. We find people bid more sincerely in the auction with earned wealth given monetary incentives; earned wealth did not induce sincere bidding in hypothetical auctions.

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Date of creation: 06 May 2008
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