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Feb 9 2010
The FCC has just posted a video of my 2003 lecture there as part of their “distinguished economists” series. The video can be found here, or in the video below.
Jan 1 2010
On January 1, I apparently became the first economist ever to be awarded funds under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program of the National Science Foundation. I am principal investigator for Auctionomics on a proposal entitled “Incorporating Bidder Budgets in Multi-Item Auctions.”...
Dec 12 2009
Over the years, I’ve invented several new multi-item auction mechanisms intended for use in practice. Portugal has now adopted the Day-Milgrom core-selecting auction mechanism for an upcoming radio spectrum auction. Detailed rules can be found here or on the Portuguese regulator’s website.
Nov 10 2009
Last weekend, Northwestern University held a conference honoring me and my receipt of the 2008 Nemmers prize in economics. My prize lecture can be found here or in the clip below.
Jul 6 2009
Congratulations to Bruno Strulovici, winner of the Young Researcher Prize from Review of Financial Studies for his joint paper on “Performance Sensitive Debt.” Bruno did his doctoral work at Stanford in the department of Management Science and Engineering, supervised by Thomas Weber, before...

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Dec 9 2020
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...
Nov 5 2020
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...
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...