Payoff Equivalence in Sealed Bid Auctions and the Dual Theory of Choice Under Risk
This paper considers single item auctions in the private values framework, with buyers whose preferences satisfy the axioms of Yaari's (1987) dual theory of choice under risk. It is shown that when their valuations are independently distributed, risk averse buyers are indifferent among all the auctions contained in a large family of mechanisms that includes the standard auctions.
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|Date of creation:||01 Jan 2002|
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|Publication status:||Published in Economics Letters 2002, vol. 76 no. 2, pp. 231-237|
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