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The Condominium Problem; Auctions for Substitutes

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  • Roberto Burguet

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This paper considers the problem of designing selling procedures for substitutes (like condominium units). I show that oral, ascending auctions for the right to choose are efficient. This is a common type of auction used for the sale of real estate. Efficiency is not optimal from the seller's viewpoint. An optimal procedure distorts the right-to-choose auction to favor in late rounds bidders whose preferred object has already been sold. This optimal auction is complex. A revenue improving departure from efficiency can be achieved by simply auctioning all the rights to choose before any of them is exerted. This is also a common feature of auctions for the sale of real estate.

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 63.

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Date of creation: Jan 2003
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Handle: RePEc:bge:wpaper:63

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Keywords: Auctions; right-to-choose; substitutes;

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  1. Sandro Brusco & Giuseppe Lopomo & Leslie M. Marx, 2008. "The Economics of Contingent Re-Auctions," Department of Economics Working Papers 08-02, Stony Brook University, Department of Economics.
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  3. Eliaz, Kfir & Offerman, Theo & Schotter, Andrew, 2008. "Creating competition out of thin air: An experimental study of right-to-choose auctions," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 62(2), pages 383-416, March.
  4. Sarah Parlane, 2005. "Auctioning Horizontally Differentiated Items," Working Papers 200525, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
  5. Maarten C.W. Janssen & Vladimir A. Karamychev & Emiel Maasland, 2008. "Simultaneous Pooled Auctions with Multiple Bids and Preference Lists," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 08-034/1, Tinbergen Institute.
  6. Harris Hollans & Richard Martin & Henry Munneke, 2013. "Measuring Price Behavior in New Residential Subdivisions," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 47(2), pages 227-242, August.
  7. Eliaz, Kfir & Offerman, Theo & Schotter, Andrew, 2004. "Creating Competition Out of Thin Air: Market Thickening and Right-to-Choose Auctions," CEPR Discussion Papers 4678, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  8. Ronald M. Harstad, 2009. "Does a Seller Really Want Another Bidder?," Working Papers 0909, Department of Economics, University of Missouri.
  9. Burguet, Roberto, 2007. "Right to choose in oral auctions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 95(2), pages 167-173, May.

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