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Optimal auctions with multidimensional types and the desirability of exclusion

  • Page Junior, Frank H.
  • Monteiro, Paulo Klinger
  • Svaiter, Benar Fux

Within the context of a single-unit, independent private values auction model, we show that if bidder types are multidimensional, then under the optimal auction exclusion of a positive measure of bidder types occur. The results complements Armstrong’s (1996) exclusion of types result.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2004
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  1. Bulow, Jeremy & Roberts, John, 1989. "The Simple Economics of Optimal Auctions," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 97(5), pages 1060-90, October.
  2. Monteiro, Paulo Klinger, 2007. "Abstract types and distributions in independent private value auctions," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 643, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  3. Roger B. Myerson, 1978. "Optimal Auction Design," Discussion Papers 362, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
  4. Svaiter, Benar Fux & Monteiro, Paulo Klinger, 2008. "Optimal auction with a general distribution: virtual valuation without densities," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 681, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  5. Paulo Barelli & Suren Basov & Mauricio Bugarin & Ian King, 2012. "The Robustness of Exclusion in Multi-dimensional Screening," RCER Working Papers 571, University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER).
  6. Armstrong, Mark, 1996. "Multiproduct Nonlinear Pricing," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 64(1), pages 51-75, January.
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