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Optimal Bayesian mechanisms

by Eric Maskin

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Published by Dept. of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p.15.

Other titlesBayesian mechanisms, Optimal.
StatementEric S. Maskin
SeriesM.I.T. Working Paper -- #358, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 358.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24628143M
OCLC/WorldCa12783570

T. Seidenfeld, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Bayesian decision theory and traditional Game Theory share a common decision rule—maximizing expected utility—in decisions under risk—where the problem includes a well defined probability for all states of affairs. However, in decisions under uncertainty—where no such probability is given by the. We define a general template for prior-free optimal mechanism design that explicitly connects Bayesian optimal mechanism design, the dominant paradigm in economics, with worst-case analysis. In particular, we establish a general and principled way to identify appropriate performance benchmarks in prior-free mechanism design.

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Without loss of generality we can focus on direct revelation mechanisms. Consider the direct mechanism (Q, M). We can write the expected revenue to the seller as: E [R] = ∑ E [mi (Xi)], where w i i∈N.Proof of characterization of truthful in expectation mechanisms for single-parameter case.

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