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Practically Implementable Auction for a Good with Countervailing Positive Externalities

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  • Bhirombhakdi, Kornpob
  • Potipiti, Tanapong

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This study theoretically presents a new auction design called "take-or-give auction." The auction solves the free-rider problem in the case of two symmetric and risk-neutral bidders competing for a good with countervailing positive externalities. The auction makes efficient allocation. Moreover, the extension of the auction by addition some rules maximizes the seller's expected revenue.

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  • Bhirombhakdi, Kornpob & Potipiti, Tanapong, 2012. "Practically Implementable Auction for a Good with Countervailing Positive Externalities," MPRA Paper 42911, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Auction design; positive externalities; countervailing;

    JEL classification:

    • C79 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Other
    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions

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