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Internet Auctions: Description, Bidders' Profiles and Implications

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  • Chokri Dridi

    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The increasing quantity of items bough and sold over the internet led to the success of internet auctions, to the introduction of new auction rules and the creation of new businesses and merger among existing ones. In this paper, we present a description of existing internet auction rules and typical profile of consumers who use them. We found that bidders are most likely located in the U.S., have some internet experience and skills and that they belong to the 26-50 years old age group. We also discuss the implication of online auctions on resource allocation.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Industrial Organization with number 0502015.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 24 Feb 2005
Date of revision: 26 Feb 2005
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0502015
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 38. (Spring 2000)
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