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Ranking equilibrium competition in auctions with participation costs.

Li, D.Z. (2017) 'Ranking equilibrium competition in auctions with participation costs.', Economics letters., 153 . pp. 47-50.


This paper studies the degrees of equilibrium competition in three common forms of auctions with costly participation, and shows that, when bidders’ valuation distribution is concave, there is a simple condition to rank the equilibrium competition of those auctions. It also investigates how the results are related to stochastic ordering of bidders’ valuation distributions, and provides some illustrative examples.

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Date accepted:03 February 2017
Date deposited:06 February 2017
Date of first online publication:04 February 2017
Date first made open access:04 August 2018

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