Chapter 32 An Empirical Perspective on Auctions

Ken Hendricks*, Robert H. Porter

*Corresponding author for this work

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We describe the economics literature on auction markets, with an emphasis on the connection between theory, empirical practice, and public policy, and a discussion of outstanding issues. We describe some basic concepts, to highlight some strengths and weaknesses of the literature, and so indicate where further research may be warranted. We discuss identification and estimation issues, with an emphasis on the connection between theory and empirical practice. We also discuss both structural and reduced form empirical approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Industrial Organization
EditorsM. Armstrong, R. Porter
Number of pages71
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameHandbook of Industrial Organization
ISSN (Print)1573-448X


  • Auctions
  • Bid rigging
  • Bidding
  • Collusion
  • Estimation
  • Identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management


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