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Type Working Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title On the equivalence between Bayesian and dominant strategy implementation: the case of correlated types
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  • Alexey Kushnir
  • English
Institution University of Zurich
Series Name Working paper series / Department of Economics
Number 129
ISSN 1664-7041
Number of Pages 9
Date 2013
Abstract Text We consider general social choice environments with private values and correlated types. Each agent's matrix of conditional probabilities satisfies the full rank condition. We show that for any Bayesian incentive compatible mechanism there exists a dominant strategy incentive compatible mechanism that delivers the same interim expected utilities to all agents and generates at least the same social surplus. In addition, if there is a social alternative that is inferior to the other alternatives for all agents the dominant strategy incentive compatible mechanism matches exactly the social surplus. These results extend to environments with interdependent values satisfying the single crossing condition.
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Keywords Mechanism design, Bayesian implementation, dominant strategy implementation, full surplus extraction, correlation, Verhalten, Entscheidungsverhalten, Entscheidungstheorie, Bayes-Entscheidungstheorie, Bayes-Verfahren, Entscheidung