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Auction analysis by normal form game approximation

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Auctions are pervasive in todaypsilas society and provide a variety of real markets. This article facilitates a strategic choice between a set of available trading strategies by introducing a methodology to approximate heuristic payoff tables by normal form games. An example from the auction domain is transformed by this means and an evolutionary game theory analysis is applied subsequently. The information loss in the normal form approximation is shown to be reasonably small such that the concise normal form representation can be leveraged in order to make strategic decisions in auctions. In particular, a mix of trading strategies that guarantees a certain profit is computed and further applications are indicated.
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT 2008
Pages447-450
Number of pages4
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Publication statusPublished - 2008

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NameProceedings - 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT 2008