Cao, Xiaoyong and Tian, Guoqiang (2012): Second-Price Auctions with Different Participation Costs. Forthcoming in: Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
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This paper studies equilibria of second price auctions in independent private value envi- ronments with different participation costs. Two types of equilibria are identified: monotonic equilibria in which a bidder with a lower participation cost results in a lower cutoff for sub- mitting a bid, and non-monotonic equilibria in which a lower participation cost results in a higher cutoff. We show that there always exists a monotonic equilibrium, and further, that the monotonic equilibrium is unique for either concave distribution functions or strictly convex distribution functions with non-increasing reverse hazard rates. There exist non- monotonic equilibria when the distribution functions are strictly convex and the difference of the participation costs is sufficiently small. We also provide comparative static analysis and study the limiting properties of equilibria when the difference in bidders’ participation costs approaches zero.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Second-Price Auctions with Different Participation Costs|
|Keywords:||Private Values, Differentiated Participation Costs, Second Price Auctions, Non-monotonic Equilibrium, Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D44 - Auctions
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D61 - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C72 - Noncooperative Games
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C62 - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
|Depositing User:||Guoqiang Tian|
|Date Deposited:||12. Sep 2012 12:53|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 22:46|
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