# Which auction should you choose to maximize your profit?

Activity Instructions
Answer all 4 scenarios. Read the following scenarios and complete the corresponding questions. Please remember to answer in complete and grammatically correct sentences. I am looking for your thought process in the answers to the questions, so be complete in your answers and use the opportunity to clearly demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge.
Scenario 1 (Length: as needed)
Suppose the hotel in the Chapter 17 Lecture example raised its price from \$30 to \$30.50. With the new price, the hotel expects 96 guests to arrive 5% of the time, 97 guests 10% of the time, 98 guests 20% of the time, 99 guests 30% of the time, 100 guests 25% of the time and 101 guests 10% of the time. The variable costs per occupied room and overbooking costs are the same as in the lecture.
Scenario Questions
Calculate the expected revenue, expected variable costs and expected costs from overbooking.
Using marginal analysis, should the hotel raise its price? Explain your answer.
Scenario 2 (Length: as needed)
You are considering auctioning a Leonardo Da Vinci original sketch. You entice four bidders to come to your auction. The bidders’ valuations of the sketch in decreasing order are \$3.0, \$2.2, \$2.0, and \$1.5 (in millions).
Scenario Questions
If you used a second-price sealed bid auction, who would win and what would the winning price be?
If you used a first-price sealed bid auction and the optimal strategy for the participants was to shade their bid by 20% and the participants used this strategy, who would win and what would the winning price be?
Which auction should you choose to maximize your profit?
How would your answers change to the above questions if the valuations of the sketch are \$3.0, \$2.7, \$2.0 and \$1.5?
Scenario 3 (Length: 0.5 page)
In the auction described above, suppose that you could entice additional bidders to attend your auction. However, none of the new bidders would have a valuation greater than \$3.0 million. Despite that fact, you expect the amount that the winning bidder must pay to increase regardless of the type of auction you use (first- or second-price sealed bid).
Scenario 3 Questions
For each auction, explain why you would expect the auction price to increase. If you want, you may assume the valuations of the original four participants are \$3.0, \$2.2, \$2.0 and \$1.5 million.
Scenario 4 (Length: 0.5 page)
Consider auctions for the following goods: a Michelangelo statue that you will display for your personal enjoyment, mineral rights for a particular plot of land, a band of cellular frequencies (to allow the provision of cellular telephone service to customers) and federal bonds.
Scenario 4 Questions
Of the goods above, which have the potential to cause the winner’s curse to appear? Why? What can a bidder do to avoid the winner’s curse in the auctions in which the winner’s curse is possible?

Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

## Calculate the price of your order

Total price:
\$0.00

How it works?

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.

## Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.