Optimal auctions the efficiency of oral auctions without reserve for risk neutral bidders with private values and costly information by Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans

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Published by College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in [Urbana, Ill.] .

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 27).

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StatementRichard Engelbrecht-Wiggans
SeriesBEBR faculty working paper -- no. 1316, BEBR faculty working paper -- no. 1316.
ContributionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. ;
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL25168245M

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