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What Model for Entry in First-Price Auctions? A Nonparametric Approach

  • Marmer, Vadim
  • Shneyerov, Artyom
  • Xu, Pai

We develop a nonparametric approach that allows for discrimination among alternative models of entry in first-price auctions. Three models of entry are considered: those of Levin and Smith (1994), Samuelson (1985), and a new model in which the information received at the entry stage is imperfectly correlated with bidder valuations. We derive testable restrictions of these models based on how the pro-competitive selection effect shifts bidder valuation quantiles in response to an increase in the number of potential bidders.

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Length: 56 pages
Date of creation: 22 Nov 2007
Date of revision: 18 Feb 2011
Handle: RePEc:ubc:pmicro:marmer-07-11-22-02-26-44
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