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A Note on Budget Balance under Interim Participation Constraints: The Case of Independet Types

  • Tilman Börgers

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    (Department of Economics, University College London)

  • Peter Norman

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    (Department of Economics,University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

We provide a simple proof of the equivalence between ex ante and ex post budget balance constraints in Bayesian mechanism design with independent types when participation decisions are made at the interim stage. The result is given an interpretation in terms of efficient allocation of risk.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in its series Working Paper Series of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods with number 2005_14.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2005
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Handle: RePEc:mpg:wpaper:2005_14
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