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Benford's Law and Psychological Barriers in Certain eBay Auctions

Ocean Fan Lu and David Giles ()
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Ocean Fan Lu: Department of Economics, University of Victoria, http://web.uvic.ca/econ

No 606, Econometrics Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Victoria

Abstract: Using generalizations of Benford’s Law we test for the absence of psychological barriers at various price levels in eBay auctions for professional football tickets. Our empirical results indicate that this hypothesis cannot be rejected.

Keywords: Psychological barriers; auction prices; Benford’s law (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 D44 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2006-09-21
Note: ISSN 1485-6441
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