We propose to assess the potential impacts of moving towards greater use of an auction-based system in B.C. using theory and the available empirical evidence about the relationship between different auction models and the impact upon bidder behaviour and prices. We have data available through the Small Business Program in B.C. that can be used to identify the relationship between auction outcomes-price levels and price stability- and factors reflecting the structure and nature of the markets in which bidders compete. The relationship between those factors and auction outcomes can be used to help assess both the direct and indirect effects resulting from changes in firms' behaviour. Harry Nelson...[et al.]
Nelson, H.. 2003. Evaluating the socio-economic impacts from expanding the use of auction systems for timber in B.C.: part 1: a theoretical review of the issues and empirical analysis of data from the small business forest enterprise program. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2003MR283
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Timber, Economic, Aspects, British, Columbia
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