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Working Papers (& Other Unpublished Papers)

  1. Adverse Selection without Hidden Information, June 1987.
  2. When Should Control be Shared?, with Eva Meyersson Milgrom and Ravi Singh, April 22, 2007
  3. The CAF Auction: Design Proposal, with A. Eilat, July 2011. (Proposal to the FCC.)
  4. Extended Proper Equilibrium, with Joshua Mollner. This version March 2021. (Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Theory.)
  5. FUEL for 5g, Auctionomics White Paper, June 2019.
  6. Investment Incentives in Near-Optimal Mechanisms, with Mohammad Akbarpour, Scott Kominers and Shengwu Li, March 2021 version.  
  7. Taming the Communication and Computation Complexity of Combinatorial Auctions: The FUEL Bid Language, with Martin Bichler and Gregor Schwarz, March 14, 2020.
  8. Incentive Auction Design Alternatives: A Simulation Study, with Kevin Leyton-Brown, Neil Newman and Ilya Segal, February 2020.
  9. Spectrum Auctions from the Perspective of Matching, with Andrew Vogt, May 2021.

Latest News

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...