Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109119
Authors: 
Holmberg, Pär
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 1037
Abstract: 
In multi-unit auctions, such as auctions of commodities and securities, and financial exchanges, it is necessary to specify rationing rules to break ties between multiple marginal bids. The standard approach in the literature and in practice is to ration marginal bids proportionally. This paper shows how bidding can be made more competitive if the rationing rule instead gives increasing priority to bidders with a small volume of marginal bids at clearing prices closer to the reservation price. In comparison to standard rationing, such a rule can have almost the same effect on the competitiveness of bids as a doubling of the number of bidders.
Subjects: 
Divisible-good auctions
multi-unit auctions
rationing rules
bidding format
JEL: 
C72
D44
D45
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
262.61 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.