Dynamic Auctions: A Survey
16 Pages Posted: 16 May 2010
Date Written: May 13, 2010
We survey the recent literature on designing auctions and mechanisms for dynamic settings. Two settings are considered: those with a dynamic population of agents whose private information remains fixed throughout time; and those with a fixed population of agents whose private information changes across time. Within each of these settings, we discuss both efficient (welfare-maximizing) and optimal (revenue-maximizing) mechanisms.
Keywords: Dynamic auctions and mechanisms, Random arrivals and departures, Changing private information, Incentive compatibility
JEL Classification: C73, D43, D44, D82, D83
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