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dc.contributor.advisorHendricks, Kennethen
dc.creatorOnur, Ilkeen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T22:43:21Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T22:43:21Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifierb6114339xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/2328en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the online auction markets and focuses on eBay in particular. EBay provides an environment in which losers can bid again and we study the effects of this dynamic feature on the bidding behavior of buyers. Chapter 1 presents the introduction for the dissertation. In Chapter 2 we first introduce the eBay market and the data we have collected. Then we focus on the bidding behavior of bidders and empirically analyze the importance of the dynamics while modeling eBay auctions. In Chapter 3 we develop a theoretical model and show that the option to bid again leads to last-minute bidding for bidders. We also examine some empirical predictions of the model. Chapter 4 analyzes the impact of a particular eBay feature called Buy-It-Now on bidding behavior of bidders. This feature is a choice for the seller that enables participants to preempt and end the auction early without competing with other bidders. Chapter 5 summarizes main conclusions of the dissertation and proposes directions for future research.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshInternet auctionsen
dc.titleEssays on Internet auctionsen
dc.description.departmentEconomicsen
dc.identifier.oclc71043534en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEconomicsen
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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