Buy-price auction: A distributional approach
AbstractThis paper applies the distributional approach to show that when bidders are risk averse, an English auction with optimal reserve price can be further improved with the introduction of a buy price.
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Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
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