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Dynamic Markets with Randomly Arriving Agents

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  • Said, Maher

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We develop a model of a dynamic market with randomly arriving participants. Both buyers and sellers arrive probabilistically over time. The valuation of each buyer for each object is independently distributed and private information to each buyer. Equilibrium prices are determined by a sequence of second-price auctions. We examine the manner in which equilibrium behavior and payoffs are influenced by both current market conditions and anticipated future dynamics.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 9868.

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Keywords: Dynamic markets; Random arrivals; Endogenous option value; Sequential auctions; Stochastic equivalence;

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  1. Pownall, Rachel A.J. & Wolk, Leonard, 2013. "Bidding behavior and experience in internet auctions," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 14-27.
  2. Bryan Lim, 2010. "The Case for Last-Second Bidding," Levine's Working Paper Archive 661465000000000343, David K. Levine.

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