Design of the 3G Spectrum Auctions in the UK and in Germany: An Experimental Investigation
AbstractThis paper analyses the auction designs chosen for awarding 3G licenses in the UK and in Germany and compares them with respect to revenues and bidders� surplus using a laboratory experiment. In our study with a given number of bidders, the German design leads to higher revenues. However, bidder surplus in the German design is lower and bidders face a severe exposure problem. Because this might discourage participation, it will probably lead to less competitive bidding in real applications.
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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 03 Dec 2004
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