Cao, Xiaoyong and Tian, Guoqiang (2007): Second-price Auction with Two-Dimensional Private Information on Values and Participation Costs.
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This paper studies equilibria of second price auctions when values and participation costs are both privation information and are drawn from general distribution functions. We consider the existence and uniqueness of equilibrium. It is shown that there always exists an equilibrium for this general economy, and further there exists a unique symmetric equilibrium when all bidders are ex ante homogenous. Moreover, we identify a sufficient condition under which we have a unique equilibrium in a heterogenous economy with two bidders. Our general framework covers many relevant models in the literature as special cases.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Second-price Auction with Two-Dimensional Private Information on Values and Participation Costs|
|Keywords:||Two-Dimensional types, Private Values, Private Participation Costs, Second Price Auctions, 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 12:54|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 22:30|
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