Signal-Jamming in a Sequential Auction
7 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2009 Last revised: 31 Oct 2017
Date Written: April 7, 2009
In a recurring auction early bids may reveal bidders' types, which in turn affects bidding in later auctions. Bidders take this into account and may bid in a way that conceals their private information until the last auction is played. The present paper analyzes the equilibrium of a sequence of first-price auctions assuming bidders have stable private values. We show that signal-jamming occurs and explore the dynamics of equilibrium prices.
Keywords: Auctions, Signaling, Price Competition
JEL Classification: D44, D02, D43
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