Research Seminars

Economics and Decision Sciences Department Seminar "On the Suboptimality of First-Price Rules"

Speaker: Vladimir MARES
INSEAD

13 December 2011 - HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas, Room H027 - From 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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Buyers engaged in procurement can face substantially differentiated sellers. The need to balance pricing concerns and preferences over sourcing leads to the use of handicapping rules, whereby preferred sellers enjoy a formal advantage in the procurement rules. Given the prevalence of such mechanisms it is of substantial practical and theoretical importance to understand and rank the outcomes of different mechanisms. This paper analyzes first price auctions with concave handicapping rules, which are the most common means of skewing auction by buyers who have a preferred subset of sellers. We find conditions under which any first price auction with concave handicapping is ex-post dominated by a simple second-price auction design or its open equivalent.
Keywords: Asymmetric Auctions, Handicapping Rules, Differentiation, Mechanism Design, First Price Auctions, Second Price Auctions, Procurement, ρ-concavity.

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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Kalle Kraus
Stockholm School of Economics

14 September 2018 - HEC Paris - Room T004 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
Rice University

15 June 2018 - HEC Paris - Room X120 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Finance

Speaker: Matthieu Bouvard
Desautels Faculty of Management

14 June 2018 - From 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Xin Wang
Hong Kong University

8 June 2018 - HEC Paris - Room T004 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Finance

Speaker: Mikhail Simutin
Rotman School of Management

7 June 2018 - From 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm


Finance

Speaker: Liyan Yang
Rotman School of Management

31 May 2018 - From 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Hendrik Vollmer
University of Leicester

25 May 2018 - HEC Paris - Room T020 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Finance

Speaker: Anton Lines
Columbia Business School

24 May 2018 - From 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm


Finance

Speaker: Ian Martin
LSE

17 May 2018 - From 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Martin Giraudeau
LSE/Sci. Po

4 May 2018 - HEC Paris - Room T004 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm



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