CREATES Seminar: Emmanuel Guerre, Queen Mary University of London

Title: Quantile methods for first-price auction: A signal approach

2017.01.05 | Solveig Nygaard Sørensen

Date Thu 27 Apr
Time 14:15 15:15
Location Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, building 2630(K), room 101

Speaker: Emmanuel Guerre, Queen Mary University of London

Title: Quantile methods for first-price auction: A signal approach (joint with Nathalie Gimenes, PUC-Rio)

Abstract: This paper considers a quantile signal framework for first-price auction. Under the independent private value paradigm, a key stability property is that a linear specification for the private value conditional quantile function generates a linear specification for the bids one, from which it can be easily identified. This applies in particular for standard quantile regression models but also to more flexible additive sieve specification which are not affected by the curse of dimensionality. A combination of local polynomial and sieve methods allows to estimate the private value quantile function with a fast optimal rate and for all quantile levels in [0; 1] without boundary effects. The choice of the smoothing parameters is also discussed. Extensions to interdependent values including bidder specific variables are also possible under some functional restrictions, which tie up the signal to the bidder covariate. The identification of this new model is established and some estimation methods are suggested.

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