An experimental investigation of entry cost effects in sealed-bid dollar auctions

Surajeet Chakravarty, Sudeep Ghosh

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We experimentally study the effect of entry costs on bidding and entry behavior in common value auctions. We find, with entry costs, players bid lower in first price and higher in second price auctions, compared to no entry fee auctions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011


  • Common value auctions
  • Entry costs
  • Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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