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Entry-Proofness and Discriminatory Pricing under Adverse Selection

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  • Attar, Andrea
  • Mariotti, Thomas
  • Salanié, François

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This paper studies competitive allocations under adverse selection. We rst provide a general necessary and sucient condition for entry on an inactive market to be unprotable. We then use this result to characterize, for an active market, a unique budget-balanced allocation implemented by a market tari making additional trades with an entrant unprotable. Motivated by the recursive structure of this allocation, we nally show that it emerges as the essentially unique equilibrium outcome of a discriminatory ascending auction. These results yield sharp predictions for competitive nonexclusive markets..

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  • Attar, Andrea & Mariotti, Thomas & Salanié, François, 2017. "Entry-Proofness and Discriminatory Pricing under Adverse Selection," TSE Working Papers 17-788, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), revised Jan 2021.
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    Keywords

    Adverse Selection; Entry-Proofness; Discriminatory Pricing; Nonexclusive; Markets; Ascending Auctions.;
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    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D86 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Economics of Contract Law

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