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Deterministic single object auctions with private values

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  • Debasis Mishra

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    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

  • Abdul Quadir

    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

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    We study deterministic single object auctions in private values environments. We show that a deterministic allocation rule is implementable (in dominant strategies) if and only if it is a generalized utility maximizer. With a mild continuity condition, we show that a deterministic allocation rule is implementable and non-bossy if and only if it is a virtual utility maximizer (with appropriate tie-breaking). Both our results extend the seminal result of Roberts (1979) from unrestricted domain to the restricted domain of single object auctions.

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    Paper provided by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India in its series Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers with number 12-06.

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    Length: 33 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ind:isipdp:12-06

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    Keywords: single object auction; implementation in dominant strategies; rationalizability; non-bossiness;

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