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A Simple Selling and Buying Procedure

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  • David Perez-Castrillo

    (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Marilda Sotomayor

    (Universidade de Sao Paulo)

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For the assignment game, we analyze the following mechanism: sellers, simultaneously, fix their prices first; then buyers, sequentially, decide which object to buy, if any, among the remaining objects. The first phase of the game determines the potential prices, while the second phase determines the actual matching. We prove that the set of subgame perfect equilibria in pure strategies in the strong sense of the mechanism coincides with the set of sellers' optimal stable outcomes when buyers use maximal strategies. That is, the mechanism leads to the maximum equilibrium prices and to an optimal matching.

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers with number 0704.

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  1. Kaniska Dam, 2003. "The Principal-Agent Matching Market," CESifo Working Paper Series 945, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Francis Bloch & Effrosyni Diamantoudi, 2011. "Noncooperative formation of coalitions in hedonic games," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 263-280, May.
  3. Sotomayor, Marilda, 2004. "Implementation in the many-to-many matching market," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 199-212, January.
  4. Marilda Sotomayor, 2009. "Adjusting prices in the multiple-partners assignment game," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer, vol. 38(4), pages 575-600, November.
  5. Ester Cami?, 2002. "A Generalized Assignment Game," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 514.02, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
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  10. F. Javier Martinez de Albeniz & Carles Rafels, 2012. "Monge assignment games," Working Papers in Economics 282, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.

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