A note of revenue maximization and efficiency in multi-object auctions
Combining the result of Palfrey (1983) about the role of bundling and the revenue equivalence theorem, this note shows that there is a conflict between revenue maximization and efficiency in multi-object auctions even with symmetric bidders.
Volume (Year): 3 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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