First-price auctions

In the first-price auction model (also known as an English auction) the bidders pay exactly what they bid. It’s a model used in art auctions.

For example: Bidder A bids $4.00, Bidder B bids $4.50 and Bidder C bids $4.20.

Bidder B wins and pays $4.50. The first-price auction requires the winner to pay the full price they bid.


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