The second-price sealed-bid common-value auction exhibits lower winner's curse probability compared to the rst-price auction for any number of bidders. For both auction types, above a certain threshold adding more bidders increases the chances of the winner's curse only marginally while it decreases potential losses to the bidders and increases revenue. Below this threshold, having fewer bidders lowers the winner's curse probability and the losses to the bidders, but also the average revenue.
|Series||GSBE Research Memoranda|
- d44 - Auctions
- d82 - "Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design"
- h57 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: Procurement
- Winner's curse
- number of bidders
- common value auctions