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Uniqueness of the Equilibrium in First-Price Auctions

  • Bernard Lebrun

    (Department of Economics, York University)

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    If the value cumulative distribution functions are log-concave at the highest lower extremity of their supports of the first-price auction in the asymmetric indepent private values model.

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    Paper provided by York University, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 1.

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    Length: 48 pages
    Date of creation: May 2004
    Date of revision: May 2004
    Handle: RePEc:yca:dpaper:2004_02
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    1. Matthew O. Jackson & Leo K. Simon & Jeroen M. Swinkels & William R. Zame, 2002. "Communication and Equilibrium in Discontinuous Games of Incomplete Information," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 70(5), pages 1711-1740, September.
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    8. Patrick Bajari, 2001. "Comparing competition and collusion: a numerical approach," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 18(1), pages 187-205.
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