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Implementing Efficient Market Structure

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  • Veronika Grimm

    (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)

  • Frank Riedel

    (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)

  • Elmar Wolfstetter

    (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)

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This article studies the design of optimal mechanisms to regulate entry in natural oligopoly markets, assuming the regulator is unable to control the behavior of firms once they are in the market. We adapt the Clarke--Groves mechanism, characterize the optimal mechanism that maximizes the weighted sum of expected social surplus and expected tax revenue, and show that these mechanisms generally avoid budget deficits and prevent excessive entry.

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers with number 0268.

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  1. Jacob Goeree & Theo Offerman & Randolph Sloof, 2013. "Demand reduction and preemptive bidding in multi-unit license auctions," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 52-87, March.
  2. Grimm, Veronika & Riedel, Frank & Wolfstetter, Elmar, 2001. "The third generation (UMTS) spectrum auction in Germany," SFB 373 Discussion Papers 2001,70, Humboldt University of Berlin, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes.
  3. Elmar G. Wolfstetter, 2001. "The Swiss UMTS Spectrum Auction Flop: Bad Luck or Bad Design," CESifo Working Paper Series 534, CESifo Group Munich.

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