Putting Auction Theory to Work - Churchill Lectures in Economics (Paperback)Paul Milgrom (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 226 x 153 x 22 mm
'One of the recent revolutions in economics is an understanding that markets do not automatically work well. Design matters, and the Federal communications commission spectrum auction design that Milgrom pioneered kicked off a new era of market design using economic theory to make real markets work better. Now Milgrom makes the underlying ideas and theories more widely accessible - so other markets too will reap the benefits of these insights.' Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, Columbia University
'Whether you are an expert on auction theory or just a novice curious about how auction theory works, you will be in for a marvelous journey. There's no one better at capturing the essence and generality of economic ideas than Paul Milgrom. He's a master in a class of his own.' Bengt Holmstrom, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
'Milgrom's ideas were critical to helping the FCC design its multi-billion dollar spectrum auctions. His thoughtful economic reasoning and attention to practical detail made the auctions successful. Whether you are seeking careful theorizing or practical insights, Milgrom's work is the first place to look.' Reed Hundt, Former Chair, Federal Communications Commission
'In Paul Milgrom's hands, auction theory has become the great culmination of game theory and economics of information. Here elegant mathematics meets practical applications and yields deep insights into the general theory of markets. Milgrom's book will be the definitive reference in auction theory for decades to come.' Roger Myerson, University of Chicago
'Market design is one of the most exciting developments in contemporary economics and game theory, and who can resist a master class from one of the giants of the field?' Al Roth, Harvard University
'Paul Milgrom is universally acclaimed as one of the outstanding economic theorists of our generation. He has turned auction theory into the crucial tool for modern market design. His book will be an essential resource for theorists and practitioners alike.' Paul Klemperer, University of Oxford
'No one is better qualified than Paul Milgrom to give an up-to-date and lucid guide to the accomplishments of auction theory. Both rigorous and enjoyable to read, this exciting book is a must for graduate students and auction designers.' Jean Tirole, Institut d'Economie Industrielle, Toulouse, France
'I recommend this book to all graduate or advanced graduate students and researchers with an interest in auction theory. It is a must for auction designers. it is only a matter of time before Milgrom's book becomes part of the standard toolkit for both theorists and practioners alike. Jean Tirole is right when he says that no one is better qualified than Paul Milgrom to give an up-to-date and lucid journey through the fascinating landscape of auction theory.' De Economist
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