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Repeated Auctions with the Right of First Refusal

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  • Chouinard Hayley H

    () (Washington State University)

  • Yoder Jonathan K

    () (Washington State University)

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This paper characterizes a set of Nash equilibria in a first-price sealed-bid repeated auction with the right of first refusal using two bidders and asymmetric information regarding the bidders' value distributions. When contract value is constant from one auction to the next and winners' values are publicized, agents retain the value of incumbency and bids are identical to one-shot auctions. When each agent's contract values are random across auctions, agents choose to bid away the full expected value of incumbency, providing a measure of the value of information in this context.

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  • Chouinard Hayley H & Yoder Jonathan K, 2007. "Repeated Auctions with the Right of First Refusal," The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 7(1), pages 1-15, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejtec:v:7:y:2007:i:1:n:21
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    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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