Robert B. Wilson

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Robert B. Wilson
Robert Butler Wilson

(1937-05-16) May 16, 1937 (age 86)
Alma materHarvard University
Known forGame theory in industrial organization
sequential quadratic programming
AwardsGolden Goose Award (2014)

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2015) CME Group-MSRI prize (2017)

Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2020)
Scientific career
Management science
InstitutionsStanford University (since 1964)
Harvard Law School
Doctoral advisorHoward Raiffa
Doctoral studentsClaude d'Aspremont Lynden
Bengt R. Holmström
Paul Milgrom
Jean-Pierre Ponssard
Robert W. Rosenthal
Alvin E. Roth
Yuliy Sannikov

Robert Butler "Bob" Wilson, Jr. (born May 16, 1937) is an American economist.

He is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus at Stanford University. He is known for his works to management science and business economics.

His works helped change the economics of industrial organization and organization theory using non-cooperative game theory. His research on nonlinear pricing has played an important role for large firms, particularly in the energy industry, especially electricity.[1]

In 2020, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences alongside Paul Milgrom "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Robert Wilson". Graduate School of Stanford Business. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. "The Prize in Economic Sciences 2020" (PDF) (Press release). Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. October 12, 2020.