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A lecture in the Economics Speaker Series from the University of Saskatchewan Department of Economics

Different number of bidders in sequential auctions

A talk by Dr. Hikmet Gunay (PhD), University of Manitoba

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Date: Wednesday, Sept. 28
Time: 4 pm
Location: Arts Building Room 807, 9 Campus Dr., Saskatoon

Free and open to the public

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A talk by Dr. Hikmet Gunay (PhD), University of Manitoba

We analyze the correct selling order in a second-price sequential auction for two heterogeneous synergistic goods with local and global bidders. We prove that as the number of local bidders in the second auction approaches infinity, the outcome is always efficient. However, as the number of local bidders in the first auction approaches infinity, the outcome is inefficient with a positive probability. By using simulations, we show that selling the good with more finite bidders in the second auction results in a more efficient outcome. If the selling order is incorrect, the probability of an inefficient outcome is around 19%.

Info: economics.dept@usask.ca


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