Efficient Design with Interdependent Valuations
We study the existence of efficient, Bayesian incentive compatible allocation procedures in a general setting with interdependent valuations. Possible applications include multi-object auctions and the provision of public goods. We emphasize the role of multidimensional signals, and, in view of applications, we allow for both informational and allocative externalties. The main result can exist only when private and social rates of information substitution are equal. This condition cannot be generically satisfied. We also discuss the one-dimensional case, and show that efficient implementation is there possible.
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