The $20 billion incentive auction was a complicated beast, and its auction design and implementation have rightly been celebrated, but they were just part of the successful spectrum reallocation process. The operations research and analytical pieces were crucial as well, and the key people included an internal team at the FCC as well as researchers from Auctionomics. This week, INFORMS – the leading international association for operations research and analytics – announced that it has awarded the 2018 Franz Edelman prize to the FCC for its use of OR as part of this project. I offer my congratulations to the whole team for this fantastic honor!
In this pandemic year, Paul Milgrom and Bob Wilson received their Nobel prize medals and diplomas in an abbreviated ceremony in Paul’s backyard on the morning of December 8. The discussion quickly turned to the sheer number of “firsts” associated with this Nobel prize in economics. It was the first economics prize to be awarded […]
The 2020 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and invention of new auction formats.” As explained in the prize announcement, the prize is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy for work of “eminent significance in the field of […]
PAUL MILGROM, DISTINGUISHED FELLOW 2020 The American Economic Association has named Paul Milgrom a Distinguished Fellow, which is the associations highest honor for lifetime achievement. According to the award citation, Milgrom “is the world’s leading auction designer, having helped design many of the auctions for radio spectrum conducted around the world in the last thirty […]
Paul delivered the 2019 Aumann lecture, honoring Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann in Israel in July 2019. This lecture was expanded and updated for Paul’s 2019 Marshall lectures, delivered over two days at Cambridge University in November, 2019. Those lectures were recorded and are available online at this link. The first lecture explains seven reasons why a Vickrey auction […]