Right-to-Choose Auctions: A Field Study of Water Markets in the Limari Valley of Chile
Jonathan Alevy (),
Oscar Cristi () and
Oscar Melo ()
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Oscar Cristi: CIEN, Universidad del Desarrollo
No 2010-04, Working Papers from University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Economics
Field experiments were conducted with farmers in the Limarí Valley of Chile to test extant theory on right-to-choose auctions. Water volumes that differed by reservoir source and time of availability were offered for sale by the research team. The auctions were supplemented by protocols to elicit risk and time preferences of bidders. We find that the right-to-choose auctions raise significantly more revenue than the benchmark sequential auction. Risk attitudes explain a substantial amount of the difference in bidding between auction institutions, consonant with received theory. The auction bidding revealed distinct preferences for water types, which has implications for market re-design.
Keywords: auction design; field experiments; water market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 Q25 D44 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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