Revisiting Cash Endowment and House Money Effects in an Experimental Auction of a Novel Agri-food Product in the Philippines

Dinah Pura T. Depositario, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Yu Yvette Zhang, Robert Dominick E. Mariano

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This study explores the effect of varying cash endowments on bidding behavior in auction experiments conducted in a developing country. Our results suggest that cash endowment levels can have different effects on bidding behavior under second price auction and random nth price auction. In contrast to past studies conducted in developed countries, we generally do not see the presence of positive house money effect in our results. If behavior varies significantly as the cash endowment is varied, then care must be taken when designing auction experiments or when comparing results to other experimental results and theoretical predictions.Asian Economic Journal

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-215
Number of pages15
JournalAsian Economic Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun



  • Agri-food product
  • Bidding behaviour
  • C91
  • C92
  • Cash endowment effect
  • House money effect
  • Random nth-price auction
  • Second price auction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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