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Bid Increments in Second-Price Sealed Bid Auctions

Richard Cox

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Abstract: This note concerns bidding in a hybrid first-price and second-price auction. The winning bidder sometimes pays his bid and sometimes pays an amount determined by the next highest bid. In internet auctions where bidders wait until the end of the auction to bid the auction reduces to a sealed-bid auction and the bid function we derive may be relevant in such cases.

Keywords: sniper bidding; bid increments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D44 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-06-24
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 6
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