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Inference for First-Price Auctions with Guerre, Perrigne, and Vuong's estimator

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  • Ma, Jun
  • Marmer, Vadim
  • Shneyerov, Artyom

Abstract In this paper, we focus on inference on the probability density function (PDF) of the valuations in the first-price sealed-bid auction models within the independent private value paradigm in the presence of auction-specific heterogeneity. We show the asymptotic normality of the two-step nonparametric estimator of Guerre et al. (2000, GPV), and propose an easily implementable and consistent estimator of the asymptotic variance of the two-step estimator. In addition, we prove the validity of the percentile bootstrap inference with the GPV estimator.

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Length: 61 pages
Date of creation: 04 Mar 2016
Date of revision: 04 Mar 2016
Handle: RePEc:ubc:pmicro:vadim_marmer-2016-4
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