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A Point Decision for Partially Identified Auction Models

Aryal, Gaurab; Kim, Dong-Hyuk


This article proposes a decision-theoretic method to choose a single reserve price for partially identified auction models, such as Haile and Tamer (2003), using data on transaction prices from English auctions. The article employs Gilboa and Schmeidler (1989) for inference that is robust with respect to the prior over unidentified parameters. It is optimal to interpret the transaction price as the highest value, and maximize the posterior mean of the seller’s revenue. The Monte Carlo study...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Business and Economic Statistics
DOI: 10.1080/07350015.2013.794731


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