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Bidding among Friends and Enemies with Symmetric Information

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  • David Ettinger

    () (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - Université Paris-Dauphine, CEREMADE - CEntre de REcherches en MAthématiques de la DEcision - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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We consider an auction setting, in a symmetric information framework, in which bidders, even if they fail to obtain the good, care about the price paid by the winner. We prove that the outcome of the first- price auction is not aff ected by identity independent price externalities while the outcome of the second-price auction is. In contrast, identity dependent price externalities a ect the outcome of both auction formats. In any case, the second-price auction exacerbates the eff ects of price externalities.

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  • David Ettinger, 2010. "Bidding among Friends and Enemies with Symmetric Information," Post-Print hal-00701295, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00701295
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    Keywords

    auctions; symmetric information; externalities; toeholds; budget-constraints;

    JEL classification:

    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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