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We study a class of common-value second-price auctions with differential information. This class of common-value auctions is characterized by the property that each player’s information set is connected with respect to the common value. We show that the entire class is dominance solvable, and that there is a natural single-valued selection from the(More)
In a general model of common-value second-price auctions with differential information, we show equivalence between the following characteristics of a bidder: (i) having a dominant strategy; (ii) possessing superior information; (iii) being immune from winner’s curse. When a dominant strategy exists, it is given by the conditional expectation of the common(More)
Following Spence, this note provides an education signaling model to explain the phenomenon of gifted entrepreneurs who acquire less education than ordinary individuals. Two types of individuals, ordinary and gifted, are considered. Each one of them can either convince an investor to fund his enterprise or approach a competitive job market. The probability(More)
We study a general model of common-value second-price auctions with differential information. We show that one of the bidders has an information advantage over the other bidders if and only if he possesses a dominant strategy. A dominant strategy is, in fact, unique, and is given by the conditional expectation of the common value with respect to his(More)
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