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Costs and Benefits of Dynamic Trading in a Lemons Market

  • Fuchs, William

    (University of CA, Berkeley)

  • Skrzypacz, Andrzej

    (Stanford University)

We study a dynamic market with asymmetric information that creates the lemons problem. We compare efficiency of the market under different assumptions about the timing of trade. We identify positive and negative aspects of dynamic trading, describe the optimal market design under regularity conditions and show that continuous-time trading can be always improved upon.

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Paper provided by Stanford University, Graduate School of Business in its series Research Papers with number 2133.

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