The Auction Problem

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The Ideal Auction – Numberphile

Preston McAfee is the chief economist at Microsoft. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Benford’s Law: Preston McAfee: Animation by Pete McPartlan Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): MSRI on Twitter: We are also supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the… Continue reading The Ideal Auction – Numberphile