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Sep 16 2011
Paul’s work as a bidding adviser is given a nice mention in the September 3, 2011 issue of The Economist magazine. According to the article, “In the run-up to an online auction in 2006 of radio-spectrum licences by America’s Federal Communications Commission, Paul Milgrom, a...
May 15 2011
On May 9-10, Paul was in Santiago, Chile to advocate the creation of individual transferable fishing quotas (ITQs) and the use of auctions to assign at least half of them. (Chilean law authorizes auctions only for half of the fishing rights.) The use of auctions would not change the total allowable...
Apr 7 2011
On April 6, Paul Milgrom appeared at the White House on behalf of 112 economists to discuss the bipartisan “economists’ letter” to President Obama, which supports the use of “incentive auctions” to guide the voluntary redeployment of radio spectrum to higher value uses. The letter, signed by a...
Mar 28 2011
Paul was interviewed on Turkish television last week, discussing the economic challenges that Turkey faces, particularly in its telecom sector. Here is the original link to Turkish television and an archival link.
Mar 16 2011
On March 15, 2011, I delivered the tenth Berglas Public Lecture at the School of Economics of Tel Aviv University. Eitan Berglas founded the Department of Economics in Tel Aviv in 1966. Professor Berglas served as economic adviser to the Israeli government and as chairman of Bank Hapoalim. His...

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Apr 19 2019
On April 12, 2019, Paul delivered the Robert Rosenthal Memorial lecture at Boston University. A video of that lecture is available here. 
May 1 2018
Paul Milgrom today was welcomed as the new chair of the economics section of the National Academy of Sciences. The Academy was created by President Abraham Lincoln to advise the United States on scientific matters. At its annual meeting, which ended yesterday, Paul was also a co-recipient of the...
Apr 16 2018
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...