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A Folk Theorem for Competing Mechanisms

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  • Peters, Michael
  • Troncoso-Valverde, Cristian

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We prove a folk theorem for games in which mechanism designers compete in mechanisms and in which there are at least 4 players. All allocations supportable by a centralized mechanism designer, including allocations involving correlated actions (and correlated punishments) can be supported as Bayesian equilibrium outcomes in the competing mechanism game.

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Paper provided by Vancouver School of Economics in its series Microeconomics.ca working papers with number michael_peters-2010-17.

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Date of creation: 13 May 2010
Date of revision: 19 Oct 2013
Handle: RePEc:ubc:pmicro:michael_peters-2010-17

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  1. Epstein, Larry G. & Peters, Michael, 1999. "A Revelation Principle for Competing Mechanisms," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 88(1), pages 119-160, September.
  2. Myerson, Roger B, 1979. "Incentive Compatibility and the Bargaining Problem," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(1), pages 61-73, January.
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  1. Seungjin Han, 2012. "Implicit Collusion in Non-Exclusive Contracting under Adverse Selection," Department of Economics Working Papers 2012-15, McMaster University, revised Apr 2013.
  2. Benjamin Lester (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), Ludo Visschers (The University of Edinburgh & Universidad Carlos III, Madrid), Ronald Wolthoff (University of Toronto), 2014. "Meeting Technologies and Optimal Trading. Mechanisms in Competitive Search Markets," ESE Discussion Papers 242, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
  3. Peters, Michael, 2014. "Competing Mechanisms," Microeconomics.ca working papers michael_peters-2014-7, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 19 Feb 2014.
  4. James Albrecht, Pieter Gautier, Susan Vroman, 2013. "Efficient Entry in Competing Auctions," Working Papers gueconwpa~13-13-05, Georgetown University, Department of Economics.
  5. Peters, Michael & Szentes, Balazs, 2009. "Definable and Contractible Contracts," Microeconomics.ca working papers michael_peters-2009-7, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 13 May 2010.
  6. Celik, Gorkem & Peters, Michael, 2011. "Reciprocal Relationships and Mechanism Design," Microeconomics.ca working papers gorkem_celik-2011-19, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 01 Aug 2011.
  7. Seungjin Han, 2014. "Ex-Post Equilibrium in Frictional Markets," Department of Economics Working Papers 2014-05, McMaster University, revised Aug 2014.
  8. Alessandro Pavan & Giacomo Calzolari, 2008. "Truthful Revelation Mechanisms for Simultaneous Common Agency Games," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 85, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
  9. Andrea Attar & Eloisa Campioni & Gwenael Piaser & Uday Rajan, 2011. "Competing Mechanism Games of Moral Hazard: Communication and Robustness," CEIS Research Paper 196, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 10 Jun 2011.
  10. Han, Seungjin, 2011. "On Take It or Leave It Offers in Common Agency," Microeconomics.ca working papers seungjin_han-2011-11, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 30 Aug 2012.
  11. Cristian Troncoso-Valverde, 2013. "Competing Auctions with Heterogeneous Goods," Working Papers 46, Facultad de Economía y Empresa, Universidad Diego Portales.
  12. Seungjin Han, 2014. "Robust Competitive Auctions: A Theory of Stable Markets," Department of Economics Working Papers 2014-04, McMaster University, revised Apr 2014.
  13. Peters, Michael, 2010. "On the Revelation Principle and Reciprocal Mechanisms in Competing Mechanism Games," Microeconomics.ca working papers michael_peters-2010-18, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 19 Feb 2014.

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