CFDP 1443

A Double Auction Market: Teaching, Experiment and Theory


Publication Date: October 2003

Pages: 21


A simultaneous double auction market with bid and offer cards was utilized in classes on the theory and history of money and financial institutions and occasionally in classes on the theory of games. The prime purpose in using this game was to teach the students how to construct process models of economic phenomena. The second purpose was to consider the properties of the double auction market. The third purpose was to interpret the experimental results an link them to theory.


Double auctions, Experimental games, Allocation games, Noncooperative equilibria

JEL Classification Codes:  C7, D44, C92, G1

See CFP: 1147