On the Value of Competition in Procurement Auctions

Posted: 27 Jun 2002

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Olivier Compte

Paris School of Economics (PSE); Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) - Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Analyse Socio-Economique (CERAS)

Philippe Jehiel

University College London - Department of Economics; Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) - Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Analyse Socio-Economique (CERAS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Abstract

This short paper shows that in an affiliated value setting one more bidder at the auction stage need not induce a higher expected welfare in either ascending price or second price auctions. We highlight the roles of asymmetries between bidders and of the multidimensional character of the private information in deriving this result.

Keywords: auctions, affiliated value, asymmetries, competition, efficiency

Suggested Citation

Compte, Olivier and Jehiel, Philippe, On the Value of Competition in Procurement Auctions. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=312234

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