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The Herodotus Paradox

Michael Baye, Dan Kovenock and Casper de Vries

No 2010-16, Working Papers from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Department of Business Economics and Public Policy

Abstract: The Babylonian bridal auction, described by Herodotus, is regarded as one of the earliest uses of an auction in history. Yet, to our knowledge, the literature lacks a formal equilibrium analysis of this auction. We provide such an analysis for the two-player case with complete and incomplete information, and in so doing identify what we call the “Herodotus Paradox.”

JEL-codes: C72 D44 L0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-07
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