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Working Papers (& Other Unpublished Papers)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 August 20, 2020. 
  5. FUEL for 5g, Auctionomics White Paper, June 2019.
  6. Investment Incentives in Near-Optimal Mechanisms, with Mohammad Akbarpour, Scott Kominers and Shengwu Li, August 21, 2020.
  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.

Latest News

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...
Feb 21 2020
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...
Sep 10 2019
Auctionomics, working on behalf of the C-Band Alliance, has proposed a novel auction design called FUEL ("flexible use and efficient licensing") to sell rights to use the C-band for 5g. The design, proposed in June 2019, is a combinatorial design in which bidders can bid for between 0-9 licenses in...