The Alternating Double Auction Market: A Game Theoretic and Experimental Investigation / Edition 1

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The alternating double auction market institution is presented as a discrete time version of the open outcry market. The game in extensive form is analyzed in an almost perfect information setting, using the concept of subgame perfectness. By applying two new equilibrium selection criteria, a general existence result is obtained for "impatience equilibria" of the game. All such equilibria are shown to have unique properties concerning the traded quantities and prices. The most important results are that the equilibrium prices are independent of the number of traders and are always very close to - if not inside - the range of competitive prices. The latter can be evaluated as game theoretic support for the convergence of prices to the competitive price. The process of price formation is traced by applying the learning direction theory and introducing the "anchor price hypothesis".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540648956
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/25/1998
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Series, #466
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Alternating Double Auction Market Game.- The Simplified Alternating Double Auction Market - A Game Theoretic Analysis.- Introduction.- Definitions and Lemmas.- 1-Trade Markets.- 2-Trade Markets Without Extra-Marginal Traders.- M-Trade Markets.- Resume and Discussion.- An Experimental Investigation of the Alternating Double Auction Market.- Introduction.- The Experimental Setup.- The Results of the Experimental Investigation.- The Anchor Price Hypothesis - A Concluding Summary and Evaluation.- Concluding Remarks.- References.- Appendix.- Experimental Handouts and Screen Shots.- Experimental Data Panels and Figures.- Zero-Intelligence Trader Simulation Data Panels.

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