Paul Milgrom today was welcomed as the new chair of the economics section of the National Academy of Sciences. The Academy was created by President Abraham Lincoln to advise the United States on scientific matters. At its annual meeting, which ended yesterday, Paul was also a co-recipient of the Academy's Carty award for distinguished scientific research.
The $20 billion incentive auction was a complicated beast, and its auction design and implementation have rightly been celebrated, but they were just part of the successful spectrum reallocation process. The operations research and analytical pieces were crucial as well, and the key people included an internal team at the FCC as well as researchers from Auctionomics.
The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) has released a new article about Paul here, and Stanford's GSB has another article here about Paul and his co-winners of the Carty Prize from the National Academy of Sciences.