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Auctions is a method of buying and selling goods or services by offering them for bidding, taking bids, and then selling them to the highest bidder. The process involves a seller setting a starting price, known as the reserve price, and potential buyers placing competitive bids until a predetermined end time or until no more bids are forthcoming. Auctions can take various forms, including open ascending price (English) auctions, open descending price (Dutch) auctions, first-price sealed-bid auctions, and second-price sealed-bid (Vickrey) auctions. They are used for a wide range of assets, from art and antiques to real estate and government contracts. Auctions have a long history dating back to ancient civilizations, but have evolved significantly with the advent of technology. Online auctions, popularized in the 1990s, have revolutionized the industry by enabling participation from anywhere in the world. Auction theory, a branch of economics, studies the properties and design of auction markets, considering factors such as bidder valuations, information asymmetries, and strategic behavior. Auctions continue to play a significant role in price discovery and resource allocation in many sectors of the economy

Bidding, Procurement, Valuation, Market, Competition, Allocation, Strategy

Robert Anderson

CITATION : "Robert Anderson. 'Auctions.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on July 16, 2024)"

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