Shunda, Nicholas (2009): Auctioning with Aspirations: Keep Them Low (Enough).
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In an auction with a buy price, a seller offers bidders the opportunity to forgo competing in an auction by transacting immediately at a pre-specified fixed price. If a seller has aspirations in the form of a reference price that depends upon the auction's reserve price and buy price, she does best to keep her aspirations sufficiently low by designing a no-reserve auction with a buy price low enough that some bidder types would exercise it with positive probability in equilibrium. The seller is indifferent between the auction component of her mechanism being a first- or second-price auction.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Auctioning with Aspirations: Keep Them Low (Enough)|
|Keywords:||Auction; Aspiration; Buy price; Internet; Reference-dependence|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design > D44 - Auctions
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L86 - Information and Internet Services ; Computer Software
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C72 - Noncooperative Games
|Depositing User:||Nicholas Shunda|
|Date Deposited:||13. Jul 2009 23:46|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 19:51|
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