Experiments on Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability by R. Mark Isaac, Douglas A. Norton

By R. Mark Isaac, Douglas A. Norton

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Preview: The next page will explain how the spot market works. Continue. Page 6  There will be a series of permit auctions in which bidders will submit bids for permits, which will be ranked from high to low. The 82 permits will be sold to the highest bidders at a single, uniform-price that is the amount of the highest rejected bid, so all winning bidders will pay the same price. Note: You must pay the highest rejected bid if your bids are above that level, so you may lose money if you bid for one or more permits at prices that exceed your values for those permits.

The downward trend in bids was not observed with other auction formats (sealed-bid, uniform-price, and multi-round English clock), which suggests that those formats might provide better price discovery. 4. Interestingly, the decision to use a clock auction and some of the procedural details were influenced by an experimental study of alternative auction formats (Porter, Rassenti, Shobe, Smith, & Winn, 2009). William Shobe, who was a coauthor on that paper, was responsible for the subsequent implementation of the auction for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

A possible explanation is that subjects tended to bid low on some units in an effort to reduce the clearing price (highest rejected bid). The reason that prices in the uniform-price auctions tended to track the demand shift was that people were bidding near value on some of their permits (those with high use values), which is generally a profitable strategy whether or not others’ values have changed. When bids are tracking values, then a shift in demand caused by increases in the willingness to pay for permits for half of the bidders will also raise the market-clearing uniform price.

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