NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Sales Mechanisms in Online Markets: What Happened to Internet Auctions?

Liran Einav, Chiara Farronato, Jonathan D. Levin, Neel Sundaresan

NBER Working Paper No. 19021
Issued in May 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Pat Bajari, Preston McAfee and many seminar participants for helpful comments. We appreciate support from the National Science Foundation, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the Toulouse Network on Information Technology, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The data for this study were obtained through a contract between the Stanford authors (Einav, Farronato, Levin) and eBay Research. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Jonathan D. Levin -----

Levin consulted in 2010-11 for eBay Research, and has consulted for other internet companies. This project has received research funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Toulouse Network on Information Technology.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Neel Sundaresan -----

Neel Sundaresan is the Senior Director, eBay Research Labs and employed by eBay Inc.

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