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ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation, Volume 2 Issue 3, July 2014

Convergence of Position Auctions under Myopic Best-Response Dynamics
Matthew Cary, Aparna Das, Benjamin Edelman, Ioannis Giotis, Kurtis Heimerl, Anna R. Karlin, Scott Duke Kominers, Claire Mathieu, Michael Schwarz
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2632226

We study the dynamics of multiround position auctions, considering both the case of exogenous click-through rates and the case in which click-through rates are determined by an endogenous consumer search process. In both contexts, we demonstrate...

The Query Complexity of Scoring Rules
Pablo Daniel Azar, Silvio Micali
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2632228

Proper scoring rules are crucial tools to elicit truthful information from experts. A scoring rule maps X, an expert-provided distribution over the set of all possible states of the world, and ω, a realized state of the world, to a...

On Random Sampling Auctions for Digital Goods
Saeed Alaei, Azarakhsh Malekian, Aravind Srinivasan
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2517148

In the context of auctions for digital goods, an interesting random sampling auction has been proposed by Goldberg et al. [2001]. This auction has been analyzed by Feige et al. [2005], who have shown that it obtains in expectation at least 1/15...

Privacy Auctions for Recommender Systems
Pranav Dandekar, Nadia Fawaz, Stratis Ioannidis
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2629665

We study a market for private data in which a data analyst publicly releases a statistic over a database of private information. Individuals that own the data incur a cost for their loss of privacy proportional to the differential privacy...