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Using Procurement Auctions to Allocate Broadband Stimulus Grants

May 2009
Policy Brief
By  Paul Milgrom, Gregory Rosston, Andrzej (Andy) Skrzypacz, Scott Wallsten
Paul Milgrom is the Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely Jr. Professor in Humanities and Sciences. He is also co director of the Program on Market Design at SIEPR, which supports research into the ways that the rules of an auction, exchange, or other market affect its performance. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the holder of an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics, and winner of the 2008 Nemmers Prize in economics.

Gregory Rosston is the Deputy Director of SIEPR. Rosston’s research has focused on industrial organization, antitrust and regulation. He has written numerous articles on competition in local telecom- munications, implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, auctions and spectrum policy. He served on the Obama transition team. Prior to joining Stanford University, Rosston served as Deputy Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and helped with the design and implementation of the FCC’s spectrum auctions.

Andrzej (Andy) Skrzypacz is Associate Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research is on microeconomic theory, especially information economics, market design, and game theory/strategy. His recent papers consider auction design, bargaining theory, repeated games, and collusion in markets. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester. He is currently an associate editor for the American Economic Review.

Scott Wallsten is an economist with expertise in industrial organization and public policy. His research focuses on telecommunications, regulation, competition, and technology policy. He holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University.