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On favoritism in auctions with entry

Leandro Arozamena () and Federico Weinschelbaum ()

Department of Economics Working Papers from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

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)
JEL-codes: C72 D44 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 09 pages
Date: 2010-07
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