Contests with rank-order spillovers
Economic Theory , Volume 51 - Issue 2 p. 315- 350
This paper presents a unified framework for characterizing symmetric equilibrium in simultaneous move, two-player, rank-order contests with complete information, in which each player's strategy generates direct or indirect affine "spillover" effects that depend on the rank-order of her decision variable. These effects arise in natural interpretations of a number of important economic environments, as well as in classic contests adapted to recent experimental and behavioral models where individuals exhibit inequality aversion or regret. We provide the closed-form solution for the symmetric Nash equilibria of this class of games, and show how it can be used to directly solve for equilibrium behavior in auctions, pricing games, tournaments, R&D races, models of litigation, and a host of other contests.
|Auctions, Contests, Spillovers|
|Organisation||Erasmus School of Economics|
Baye, M.R, Kovenock, D, & de Vries, C.G. (2012). Contests with rank-order spillovers. Economic Theory, 51(2), 315–350. doi:10.1007/s00199-009-0489-2