Title

Fixed Revenue Auctions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2008

Abstract

In this paper, we study auctions in which the revenue is fixed but the quantity is determined by the auction mechanism. Specifically, we investigate the theory and behavior of English quantity clock, Dutch quantity clock, last-quantity sealed bid, and penultimate-quantity sealed bid auctions. For theoretically equivalent fixed quantity and fixed revenue auctions, we find that fixed revenue auctions are robust to all the previously observed empirical regularities in fixed quantity auctions. (JEL C9, D4, L2)

Comments

This article was originally published in Economic Inquiry, volume 46, issue 3, in 2008.

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Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

Wiley