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Timing and presentation effects in sequential auctions

Andersson, Tommy LU and Andersson, Ola LU (2017) In Journal of Mechanism and Institution Design 2(1). p.39-55
Abstract
This paper investigates two hitherto unexplored dimensions inherent in online sequential auctions, namely, how the time elapsed between the end of an auction and the end of the next one and the order of presentation on the website affect prices. Using a state-of-the-art-dataset on train-ticket auctions with a particular institutional design feature that enables a causal interpretation of these dimensions, it is demonstrated that both dimensions have a significant impact on price formation in sequential auctions.
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sequential auctions, presentation order, timing afternoon effect, D02, D44
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  author       = {Andersson, Tommy and Andersson, Ola},
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  pages        = {39--55},
  series       = {Journal of Mechanism and Institution Design},
  title        = {Timing and presentation effects in sequential auctions},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2017},
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