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Reserve prices in a dynamic auction when bidders are capacity-constrained

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  • Saini, Viplav

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Allowing for a reserve price in a dynamic auction with capacity-constrained bidders changes the equilibrium in an unexpected way. The distribution of winning bids contains a mass point; several bidder types "bunch" at the reserve price.

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  • Saini, Viplav, 2010. "Reserve prices in a dynamic auction when bidders are capacity-constrained," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(3), pages 303-306, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:3:p:303-306
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