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Internet Trading Mechanisms And Rational Expectations

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  • Sergei Severinov
  • Michael Peters

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This paper studies an internet trading mechanism similar to the one described in Peters and Severinov (2001) in a market where traders values are interdependent. It is shown that under reasonable conditions this mechanism has a perfect Bayesian equilibrium which supports allocations that converge to rational expectations equilibrium allocations. In particular, this equilibrium supports allocations that are ex post efficient. We show how to construct the rational expectations equilibrium from the market outcome. The mechanism is also compared to a double auction

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society 2004 North American Winter Meetings with number 551.

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  1. Mark Satterthwaite & Artyom Shneyerov, 2003. "Convergence of a Dynamic Matching and Bargaining Market with Two-sided Incomplete Information to Perfect Competition," Discussion Papers 1384, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.

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