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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars

"Auctions" by Invitation

Asher Wolinsky (Northwestern)

Thursday 24 May 2018 15:30 - 17:00

This event will take place online.

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Unless otherwise specified, current restrictions mean in-person seminars are only open to members of the LSE community (those with a valid LSE ID card).

Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom.

About this event

∙ Focus is on costly recruitment of bidders - Rounding up bidders is costly - Obviously an important aspect of auction-like market situations ∙ Different issues to be discussed in the context of costly recruitment - Observability - Bidders' costly participation - Bidders' costly information acquisition. - Bidders' "excessive caution" in bidding. - Auctioneer's private information. ∙ Will use different variations on a basic auction model to highlight these different issues. ∙ The Lessons/insights include: - systematic inefficiencies. - certain effects of auctioneer's information on the price.

Economic Theory Seminars are held on Thursdays in term time at 15:30-17:00, ONLINE or ONLINE AND IN PERSON at the same time.

Seminar organisers: Dr Andrew Ellis and Dr Francesco Nava.

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This event will take place online.