A sequential auction involving asymmetrically-informed bidders

R. Engelbrecht-Wiggans*, R. J. Weber

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An example is given of a sequential auction in which, at equilibrium, the expected profit of an informed bidder may be strictly less than the expected profit of an uninformed bidder. This phenomenon is interpreted in terms of the internal game between a player's "types" which arises in a setting of incomplete information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Game Theory
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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