Adaptive Bidding in Single-Sided Auctions Under Uncertainty: by Clemens van Dinther

By Clemens van Dinther

In the final years digital markets, in particular on-line auctions, became highly regarded and got increasingly more recognition in either, company (B2B) in addition to in public perform (B2C and C2C). technological know-how, although, remains to be faraway from having studied all phenomena and results which might be saw on digital markets. This e-book exhibits that and the way software program brokers can be utilized to simulate bidding behaviour in digital auctions. the most emphasis of this publication is to use computational economics to industry conception. It summarizes the commonest and updated agent-based simulation equipment and instruments and develops the simulation software program AMASE. On foundation of the brought equipment a version is verified to simulate bidding behaviour less than uncertainty.

The publication addresses researchers, desktop scientists, economists and scholars who're drawn to using agent-based computational how you can digital markets. It is helping to benefit extra approximately simulations in economics more often than not and customary agent-based tools and instruments particularly.

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Knight [1921, p. 20, Ch. 7] introduces the interpretation of risk as situations in which the decisionmaker is able to assign mathematical probabilities to the randomness. In situations of uncertainty, it is not possible for the decision-maker to determine mathematical probabilities. g. agents are not able to assign probabilities to the error of estimating the valuation. In order to understand the problem of bidding under uncertainty, it is first necessary to analyse the bidding strategy in second price auctions under certainty.

Ockenfels and Roth [2005] have studied experimentally an English auction with a fixed closing time versus an English auction with soft end. Their experimental results show differences in the bidding behaviour: sniping is applied much more frequently in auctions with hard end. Seifert and Ehrhart [2005] analysed the design of the third generation spectrum auction in the UK and in Germany. Results show that the bidder surplus is lower in the German auction but revenue is higher compared to the UK design.

Bidding under uncertainty in two and five player settings is modelled and evaluated in Part III (Chapters 6 and 7). An other main issue is to study the outcome of an auction which can be influenced by several criteria as presented in the MT and explained at the beginning of 17 Here, the term English auction is understood as an open-cry ascending first price auction. 30 Chapter 2. 3. The basic research questions on auctions arise from this dependency of criteria and outcome. In order to design appropriate auction mechanisms it is essential to study the impact of explicit criteria.

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