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Private versus complete information in auctions

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  • Morath, Florian
  • Münster, Johannes

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We show that, in several (but not all) standard auctions, (i) private independent values and (ii) complete information are payoff equivalent. The first-price auction generates the same revenue under (i) and (ii); the all-pay auction has lower revenue under (ii).

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  • Morath, Florian & Münster, Johannes, 2008. "Private versus complete information in auctions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 101(3), pages 214-216, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:3:p:214-216
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