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Optimal Auctions with General Distribution

Authors: Skreta, Vasiliki
Keywords: mechanism design;optimal auctions;ironing;Dirac’s delta functions
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Series/Report no.: EC-08-15
Abstract: This note characterizes revenue maximizing auctions in a single unit independent private value environment when buyers’ distributions of valuations can be discrete, continuous, or any mixture of the two possibilities. The procedure described is applicable to many other single or multi- agent mechanism design problems with transferable utility and single-dimensional types.
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