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Ex post implementation in environments with private goods

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  • Bikhchandani, Sushil

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We prove by construction that ex post incentive compatible mechanisms exist in a private goods setting with multi-dimensional signals and interdependent values. The mechanism shares features with the generalized Vickrey auction of one-dimensional signal models. The construction implies that for environments with private goods, informational externalities (i.e., interdependent values) are compatible with ex post equilibrium in the presence of multi-dimensional signals.

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  • Bikhchandani, Sushil, 2006. "Ex post implementation in environments with private goods," Theoretical Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 1(3), pages 369-393, September.
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    Keywords

    Ex post incentive compatibility; multi-dimensional information; interdependent values;

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    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions

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