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Accepted at the 
 research sprint on 
October 2, 2023

Exploring multi-agent interactions in the dollar auction

In a dollar auction, players bid on an auctioneer’s $1 bill. Unlike a typical auction, both the highest and second-highest bidder pay. We study how language model agents behave when presented with a dollar auction where all the other players are also language model agents. Can the agents coordinate to avoid losses or even win money? Or will they deceive and lie to the other agents to win the auction?

Thomas Broadley, Allison Huang
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