Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93942
Authors: 
Gürtler, Oliver
Grund, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper 114
Abstract: 
In economic approaches it is often argued that reputation considerations influence the behavior of individuals or firms and that reputation influences the outcome of markets. Empirical evidence is rare though. In this contribution we argue that a positive reputation of sellers should have an effect on selling prices. Analyzing auctions of popular DVDs at eBay we, indeed, find support for this hypothesis. Secondary, we unmask the myth that it is promising for eBay sellers to let their auction end at the evening, when many potential buyers may be online.
Subjects: 
Reputation
eBay feedback system
auction
JEL: 
D44
D82
K12
L81
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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