2020 Nobel Prize in Economics: A Reading List

On 2 November 2020, TINT will host a seminar titled “Winner’s Curse? A Discussion on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics“. The speakers are Hannu Vartiainen and Beatrice Cherrier.

The seminar will take place online via Zoom from 2 to 5 pm (Helsinki time). If you’d like to join please visit TINT’s blog.

If you’d like to get prepared for this event or read more about this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, here is a reading list. I hope you’ll find it useful.

2020 Nobel Prize in Economics Reading list

(Some of the articles are be behind a paywall, sorry)

Introductory articles for the uninitiated

Blog Posts

Introductory articles

Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Prize related work

  • Alexandrova, A., & Northcott, R. (2009). Progress in Economics: Lessons from the Spectrum Auctions. In D. Ross & H. Kincaid (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics (pp. 306–336). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195189254.003.0011
  • Boldyrev, I. A. (2012). Philosophy of Science or Science and Technology Studies? Economic Methodology and Auction Theory. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 26(3), 289–307. https://doi.org/10.1080/02698595.2012.731732
  • Cherrier, B., & Saïdi, A. (2020). A Century of Economics and Engineering at Stanford. History of Political Economy, 52, 85–111. https://doi.org/10.1215/00182702-8717936
  • Hitzig, Z. (2020). The normative gap: mechanism design and ideal theories of justice. Economics and Philosophy, 36(3), 407–434. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266267119000270
  • Guala, F. (2001). Building economic machines: The FCC auctions. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 32(3), 453–477. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0039-3681(01)00008-5
  • McAfee, R. P., McMillan, J., & Wilkie, S. (2012). The Greatest Auction in History. In J. J. Siegfried (Ed.), Better Living through Economics (pp. 168–184). Harvard: Harvard University Press.
  • Nik-Khah, E. (2008). A tale of two auctions. Journal of Institutional Economics, 4(01). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744137407000859

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