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Need for Speed: Demand Estimation Using Auction Data

Octavian Carare

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

November 2001

Rutgers University, Economics Working Paper

We estimate demand for personal computer processors using structural estimation of valuations and data from Internet multi-object discriminatory auctions. Three models of bidding and a suitable econometric procedure are used to compute the parameters that govern the distribution of the buyers' marginal valuations. We use our estimates to assess the impact of processor-specific variables on demand and to provide an estimate of the cost of bidding.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: Structural estimation, multi-unit auctions, semi-parametric methods

JEL Classification: D44, C14

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Date posted: November 8, 2001  

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Carare, Octavian, Need for Speed: Demand Estimation Using Auction Data (November 2001). Rutgers University, Economics Working Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=289348 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.289348

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Octavian Carare (Contact Author)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ( email )
445 12th Street SW
Rm. TW-B204
Washington, DC 20554
United States
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