Run A Simulated Auction
On this page you can run your own simulation of an auction.

You can decide on certain parameters of the auction, such as the number of buyers and sellers and their strategies.

Fill in the form below and press RUN AUCTION to run your auction. There are links to explain some of the choices.

Choose which type of auction you would like to run. To learn about the different auction types click here.

Auction Type:

Choose what type of auctioneer should run the auction. To learn about the different types of auctioneers click here.

Auctioneer Type:

Choose the auctioneer's pricing policy. To learn about the different pricing policies click here.

Pricing Policy:

Enter the maximum number of rounds of bidding which will occur during the auction (1-200. Default = 10). To learn about what happens during each round click here.

Rounds


Sellers

Enter the number of sellers that will participate in the auction (1-200. Default = 10).

Sellers

Choose the way in which the sellers determine their individual value for the good being sold. To learn about the different valuation methods click here.

Valuer:


Enter the minimum and maximum value of the good for the sellers (1-1000. Default Min = 1, Max = 10). The individual value of each seller will be distributed in this interval.

Minimum Value: Maximum Value:

Choose a strategy for the sellers. To learn about the different strategies click here.

Strategy:

Choose a learning algorithm for the sellers (Only for Stimuli Response Strategy). To learn about the different learning algorithms click here.

Learning Algorithm:


Buyers

Enter the number of buyers that will participate in the auction (1-200. Default = 10).

Buyers

Choose the way in which the buyers determine their individual value for the good being sold. To learn about the different valuation methods click here.

Valuer:

Enter the minimum and maximum value of the good for the buyers (1-1000. Default Min = 1, Max = 10). The individual value of each buyer will be distributed in this interval.

Minimum Value: Maximum Value:

Choose a strategy for the buyers. To learn about the different strategies click here.

Strategy:

Choose a learning algorithm for the buyers (Only for Stimuli Response Strategy). To learn about the different learning algorithms click here.

Learning Algorithm:

Only press this button once! It may take a few minutes to run the auction.