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The Dutch UMTS-Auction

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  • Eric van Damme

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In this paper I review the Dutch UMTS-auction that took place in the summer of 2000 and which, in contrast to the UK and German auctions, was generally considered to be a major flop. I analyse the policy process leading to the auction as well as the bidding behaviour in the auction, and provide an evaluation of both. I demonstrate that the case contains several useful lessons for other auction design problems.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 722.

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Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_722

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Keywords: auctions; telecommunications;

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  1. Professor Paul Klemperer, 2000. "What Really Matters in Auction Design," Microeconomics, EconWPA 0004008, EconWPA.
  2. Damme, E.E.C. van, 2001. "The Dutch UMTS-auction in retrospect," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-86585, Tilburg University.
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  1. Moldovanu, Benny & Ewerhart II, Christian, 2001. "The German UMTS Design: Insights From Multi-Object Auction Theory," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim 02-05, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
  2. Lukach, R. & Plasmans, J.E.J., 2002. "Measuring Knowledge Spillovers using Patent Citations: Evidence from the Belgian Firm's Data," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-92281, Tilburg University.
  3. Moldovanu, Benny & Ewerhart II, Christian, 2002. "A Stylized Model of the German UMTS Auction," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim 02-07, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
  4. Damme, E.E.C. van, 2002. "The European UMTS-auction," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research 2002-100, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  5. Peter Cramton & Andrzej Skrzypacz & Robert Wilson, 2007. "Revenues in the 700 MHz Spectrum Auction," Papers of Peter Cramton 07rev700, University of Maryland, Department of Economics - Peter Cramton, revised 2007.
  6. Damme, E.E.C. van, 2002. "The European UMTS-auctions," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-89584, Tilburg University.
  7. Marcel Canoy & S. Onderstal, 2003. "Tight oligopolies: in search of proportionate remedies," CPB Document, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis 29, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.

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