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All-Pay Auctions with Variable Rewards

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  • Todd Kaplan

    (Department of Economics, University of Exeter)

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We study all-pay auctions with variable rewards under incomplete information. In standard models, a reward depends on a bidder!s privately known type; however, in our model it is also a function of his bid. We show that in such models there is a potential for paradoxical behavior where a reduction in the rewards or an increase in costs may increase the expected sum of bids or alternatively the expected highest bid

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Paper provided by Exeter University, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 0109.

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Date of creation: Dec 2001
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Handle: RePEc:exe:wpaper:0109

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Keywords: All-Pay Auctions; Contests; R & D Races; Rent-Seeking.;

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