A Comparison of Standard Multi-Unit Auctions With Synergies

G. Albano, F. Germano, S. LOVO

Economics Letters

2001, n°71, pp.55-60

Departments: Finance, GREGHEC (CNRS)

In an example where some bidders have superadditive values, we characterize the equilibria of a simultaneous ascending auction and compare the revenue and efficiency generated with ones generated by the sequential, the one-shot simultaneous, and the Vickrey-Clarke-Groves auctions.