Wilson, Robert Butler, Jr.

Wilson, Robert Butler, Jr.,

1973–, American economist, b. Geneva, Nebr., D.B.A. Harvard, 1963. A faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1964 (emeritus from 2004), he is a specialist in game theory who has made significant contributions to the development of auction theory, particularly to the design of auctions, bidding strategies, and pricing schemes. That work, for which he shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Paul MilgromMilgrom, Paul Robert,
1948–, American economist, b. Detroit, Ph.D. Stanford, 1979. He has been a professor of economics at Stanford since 1987, and previously taught at Northwestern Univ. (1979–83) and Yale (1983–87).
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 (his former graduate student) in 2020, has been most notably influential in the government allocation of cellular telephone bandwidth. Wilson has written numerous articles on aspects of economics and game theory as well as the book Nonlinear Pricing (1993).
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