Ron Harstad, Publications

Ron Harstad

Published Articles


Articles that I have been able to make available as .pdf files




“Information Aggregation in Auctions with an Unknown Number of Bidders” (with A. Pekec and I. Tsetlin), Games and Economic Behavior, 62 (2008), 476-508 (pdf).


“Ex-Post Full Surplus Extraction, Straightforwardly” (with V. Mares), Economic Theory, 32 (2007), 399-410 (pdf).


“Experimental Methods and Elicitation of Values” (with G. W. Harrison and E. E. Rutstrom), Experimental Economics,7 (2004), 123-140 (pdf).


“Private Information Revelation in Common-Value Auctions” (with V. Mares), Journal of Economic Theory, 109 (2003), 264-282 (pdf).

“Is Subsidizing Inefficient Bidders Actually Costly?” (with M. H. Rothkopf and Y. Fu), Management Science, 49 (2003), 71-84 (pdf).

“Dominant Strategy Adoption and Bidders' Experience with Pricing Rules,” Experimental Economics, 3 (2000), 261-80 (pdf).

“An Alternating Recognition Model of English Auctions” (with M. H. Rothkopf), Management Science, 46 (2000), 1-18 (pdf).

“A Blueprint for a Multi-Round Auction with Package Bidding,” in FCC DA 00-1075 (2000) (pdf).

“Franchise Bidding without Holdups: Utility Regulation with Efficient Pricing and Choice of Provider” (with M. A. Crew), Journal of Regulatory Economics, 15 (1999), 141-63 (pdf).

“Computationally Manageable Combinational Auctions” (with M. H. Rothkopf and A. Pekec), Management Science, 44 (1998), 1131-47 (pdf).

“Auction Form Preferences of Risk-Averse Bidtakers” (with K. Waehrer and M. H. Rothkopf), Rand Journal of Economics, 29 (1998), 179-92 (pdf).

“Experimental Tests of Consciously Parallel Behaviour in Oligopoly,”
(with S. Martin and H.-T. Normann), in L. Phlips (ed.), Applied Industrial Economics, Cambridge University Press, 1997 (pdf).

“Efficiency and Incentive Compatibility When Bidders Have Private Information about Competitors”
(with M. H. Rothkopf and K. Waehrer), pp. 1-13 in: M. R. Baye (ed.), Advances in Applied Micro-Economics, Volume 6, Auctions, JAI Press, Greenwich, Ct., 1996 (pdf).

“Withdrawable Bids as Winner’s Curse Insurance”
(with M. H. Rothkopf), Operations Research, 43 (1995), 983-94 (pdf).

“Comparative Static Effects of Number of Bidders and Public Information on Behavior in Second-Price Common-Value Auctions” (with J. H. Kagel and D. Levin), International Journal of Game Theory, 24 (1995), 297-319 (pdf).

“Two Models of Bid-Taker Cheating in Vickrey Auctions” (with M. H. Rothkopf), Journal of Business, 68 (1995), 257-67 (pdf).

“Privately Informed Seekers of an Uncertain Rent,” Public Choice, 83 (1995), 81-93 (pdf).

“Modeling Competitive Bidding: A Critical Essay”
(with M. H. Rothkopf), Management Science, 40 (1994), 364-84 (pdf).

“Franchise Bidding with Vickrey Auctions”
(with M. A. Crew), pp. 117-30 in M. A. Crew (ed.), Innovative Approaches to Utility Regulation, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992 (pdf).

“Asymmetric Bidding in Second-Price, Common-Value Auctions,”
Economics Letters, 35 (1991), 249-52 (pdf).

“Common-Value Auctions with Independent Information: A Framing Effect Observed in a Market Game” (with W. Albers), pp. 308-36 in Volume II of: R. Selten (ed.), Game Equilibrium Models, Springer, Berlin, 1991 (pdf).

“Interaction Between Resource Extraction and Futures Markets: A Game-Theoretic Analysis” (with L. Phlips), pp. 289-307 in Volume II of: R. Selten (ed.), Game Equilibrium Models, Springer, Berlin, 1991 (pdf).

“Alternative Common-Value Auction Procedures: Revenue Comparisons with Free Entry,”
Journal of Political Economy, 98 (1990), 421-29 (pdf).

“Perfect Equilibria of Speculative Futures Markets” (with L. Phlips), pp. 157-74 in J. J. Gabszewicz, J.-F. Richard and L. A. Wolsey (ed.), Economic Decision-Making: Games, Econometrics and Optimisation - Contributions in Honour of Jacques Dreze, Elsevier Science Publishers, 1990 (pdf).

“Information Impact and Allocation Rules in Auctions with Affiliated Private Values: A Laboratory Study”
(with J. H. Kagel and D. Levin), Econometrica, 55 (1987), 1275-1304 (pdf).

“A Class of Dominance Solvable Common-Value Auctions”
(with D. Levin), Review of Economic Studies, 52 (1985), 525-28 (pdf).

“Behavioral Explanations of Efficient Public Good Allocations”
(with M. Marrese), Journal of Public Economics, 9 (1982), 367-83 (pdf).

“Expected-Utility-Maximizing Price Search with Learning”
(with A. Postlewaite), Management Science, 27 (1981), 75-80 (pdf).