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Optimal auction with a general distribution: Virtual valuation without densities

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  • Monteiro, Paulo Klinger
  • Svaiter, Benar Fux

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We characterize the optimal auction in an independent private values framework for a completely general distribution of valuations. We do this introducing a new concept: the generalized virtual valuation. To show the wider applicability of this concept we present two examples showing how to extend the classical models of Mussa and Rosen and Baron and Myerson for arbitrary distributions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Volume (Year): 46 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 21-31

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:46:y:2010:i:1:p:21-31

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Keywords: Optimal auction Independent private values Virtual valuation Ironing;

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  1. Page Junior, Frank H. & Monteiro, Paulo Klinger & Svaiter, Benar Fux, 2004. "Optimal auctions with multidimensional types and the desirability of exclusion," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 537, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  2. Monteiro, Paulo Klinger, 2007. "Abstract types and distributions in independent private value auctions," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 643, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  3. L. Elisa Celis & Gregory Lewis & Markus Mobius & Hamid Nazerzadeh, 2011. "Buy-it-now or Take-a-chance: A New Pricing Mechanism for Online Advertising," Working Papers 11-21, NET Institute, revised Nov 2011.
  4. Spiros Bougheas & Tim Worrall, 2001. "Cost Padding in Regulated Monopolies," Keele Department of Economics Discussion Papers (1995-2001) 2001/07, Department of Economics, Keele University, revised Nov 2001.

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