Incentives and behavior in markets

K.L. Wolk

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

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This dissertation studies incentives and behavior in four different markets, ranging from the effects of charity characteristics on their cost-effectiveness, to individuals' behavior in internet auctions. For instance, we show that bidders adapt their bidding strategies over time and point toward the possibility for an auctioneer to increase revenues by adapting its focus to attract novice bidders.

Second, we study the cost-effectiveness of charities and show that it significantly varies with a charities' funding structure. This has important implications for potential donors and can help them to avoid low performing charities.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Bauer, Rob, Supervisor
  • Pownall, Rachel, Co-Supervisor
Award date14 Nov 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs978-90-9027140-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • incentives and behavior in markets

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