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Simultaneous Ascending Auctions With Common Complementarities

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  • Katerina Sherstyuk

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    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

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Competitive equilibria are shown to exist in two-object exchange economies with indivisibilities and additive complementarities in agent valuations between objects, provided that complementarities are common across agents. We further investigate whether the competitive equilibrium can be obtained as an outcome of a simultaneous English-type auction mechanism under non-strategic (honest) bidding.

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Paper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200212.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:hai:wpaper:200212

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Keywords: competitive equilibrium; complementarities; auctions;

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