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On favoritism in auctions with entry

Leandro Arozamena () and Federico Weinschelbaum ()

Economics Letters, 2011, vol. 110, issue 3, 265-267

Abstract: We examine the problem of endogenous entry in a single-unit auction when the seller's welfare depends positively on the utility of a subset of potential bidders. We show that, unless the seller values those bidders' welfare more than her own "private" utility, a nondiscriminatory auction is optimal.

Keywords: Auctions; Favoritism; Free; entry; Endogenous; number; of; bidders (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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