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On Effciency of the English Auction

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  • Oleksii Birulin

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    (University of Sydney)

  • Sergei Izmalkov

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    (New Economic School)

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We study efficiency properties of the irrevocable exit English auction in a setting with interdependent values. Maskin (1992) shows that the pairwise single-crossing condition is sufficient for efficiency of the English auction with two bidders and suggests that it is also a necessary condition. This paper clarifies and extends Maskin's results to the case of N bidders. We introduce the generalized single crossing condition - a fairly intuitive extension of the pairwise single-crossing condition - and prove that it is essentially a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of an efficient equilibrium of the N-bidder English auction.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) in its series Working Papers with number w0139.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:cfr:cefirw:w0139

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Keywords: English auction; efficient auction; ex post equilibrium; singlecrossing; interdependent values.;

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Cited by:
  1. Michael Peters & Sergei Severinov, 2008. "An ascending double auction," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 281-306, November.
  2. Dirk Bergemann & Stephen Morris, 2006. "Robust Implementation: The Case of Direct Mechanisms"," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1561R, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, revised May 2007.
  3. Barry O'Neill, 2006. "Nuclear Weapons and National Prestige," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1560, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  4. Dubra, Juan & Echenique, Federico & Manelli, Alejandro, 2007. "English auctions and the Stolper-Samuelson theorem," MPRA Paper 8218, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Sergei Izmalkov, 2004. "Multi-Unit Open Ascending Price Efficient Auction," Working Papers 2004.91, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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