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Retaliatory Equilibria in a Japanese Ascending Auction for Multiple Objects

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  • Stefano Lovo

    () (GREGH - Groupement de Recherche et d'Etudes en Gestion à HEC - HEC Paris - Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Fabrizio Germano
  • Gian Luigi Albano

Abstract

We construct a family of retaliatory equilibria for the Japanese ascending auction for multiple objects and show that, while it is immune to many of the tacitly collusive equilibria studied in the literature, it is not entirely immune when some bidders are commonly known to be interested in a specific object.

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  • Stefano Lovo & Fabrizio Germano & Gian Luigi Albano, 2006. "Retaliatory Equilibria in a Japanese Ascending Auction for Multiple Objects," Post-Print hal-00459967, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00459967
    DOI: 10.1007/s10058-006-0006-z
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal-hec.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00459967
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    1. Cramton Peter & Schwartz Jesse A, 2002. "Collusive Bidding in the FCC Spectrum Auctions," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 1(1), pages 1-20, December.
    2. Albano, Gian Luigi & Germano, Fabrizio & Lovo, Stefano, 2001. "A comparison of standard multi-unit auctions with synergies," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 71(1), pages 55-60, April.
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    2. Goeree, Jacob K. & Lien, Yuanchuan, 2014. "An equilibrium analysis of the simultaneous ascending auction," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 153(C), pages 506-533.
    3. Alexander L. Brown & Charles R. Plott & Heidi J. Sullivan, 2009. "Collusion Facilitating And Collusion Breaking Power Of Simultaneous Ascending And Descending Price Auctions," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 47(3), pages 395-424, July.

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    Keywords

    Ascending auctions for multiple objects; Clock auctions; FCC auctions; Retaliation;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions

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