An Introduction to Auction Theory

Paperback | August 1, 2008

byFlavio M. Menezes, Paulo K. Monteiro

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The practical importance of auction theory is widely recognized. Indeed, economists have been recognized for their contribution to the design of several auction-like mechanisms, such as the U. S. Federal Communications Commission spectrum auctions, the 3G auctions in Europe and beyond, and theauction markets for electricity markets around the world. Moreover, auction theory is now seen as an important component of an economist's training. For example, some of the more celebrated results from the single-object auction theory are now usually taught in advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate courses on the economics of information. Thetechniques and insights gained from the study of auction theory provide a useful starting point for those who want to venture into the economics of information, mechanism design, and regulatory economics.This book provides a step-by-step, self-contained treatment of the theory of auctions. The aim is to provide an introductory textbook that will allow students and readers with a calculus background to work through all the basic results. Coverage includes: the basic independent-private-model; theeffects of introducing correlation in valuations on equilibrium behaviour and the seller's expected revenue; mechanism design; and the theory of multi-object auctions. The paperback edition of the text includes a new chapter which acts as a guide to current developments in auction theory.

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The practical importance of auction theory is widely recognized. Indeed, economists have been recognized for their contribution to the design of several auction-like mechanisms, such as the U. S. Federal Communications Commission spectrum auctions, the 3G auctions in Europe and beyond, and theauction markets for electricity markets aro...

Flavio Menezes joined the University of Queensland as a Chair in Economics after more than a decade at the Australian National University, where he was, amongst other responsibilities, the Foundation Director of the Australian Centre of Regulatory Economics. Flavio is also a former part-time Vice President and Senior Consultant with t...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.39 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199275998

ISBN - 13:9780199275991

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Preliminaries3. Private Values4. Common Value5. Affiliated Values6. Mechanism Design7. Multiple Objects8. Guide to current developments in auction theoryA. ProbabilityB. Differential EquationsC. AffiliationD. ConvexityReferences

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`Review from previous edition Despite the influence and importance of the study of auctions, the academic literature is dominated by papers that are a struggle to read. Often these papers require a high degree of mathematical sophistication and a familiarity with a large and confusing body ofliterature. In writing their book, An Introduction to Auction Theory, Flavio Menezes and Paulo Monteiro have made a substantial contribution to making this literature accessible to students and researchers.'John Asker, Economic Record