France Vol.19 (think tanks, lockdown, etc.)


https://twitter.com/BreakingF24/status/1321532197417799680


https://twitter.com/C_Barraud/status/1321692513330147328


https://twitter.com/IFRI_/status/1318867123423227904
https://twitter.com/IFRI_/status/1318528625231134721


https://twitter.com/IFRI_/status/1317425121754218497


https://twitter.com/IFRI_/status/1306248770980642816
https://twitter.com/IFRI_/status/1305878411508953092


https://twitter.com/IFRI_/status/1288469576225656833
https://twitter.com/IFRI_/status/1288396834176737280


https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321723465381105664
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321523386191880192
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321519620885565443
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321504520908771328
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321485644816855040
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321466838795063304
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321451755738173440


https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321421515758489601
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321391302311817218
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321021331824062464
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1321015281846800384
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1305081287506571270
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1305125331171528709
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1305140431097942016
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1304801958344228865
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1304316583825879040
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1298192604203487232
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1297941817158238210
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1297926714778099713
https://twitter.com/i_montaigneEN/status/1297916590042877954


https://twitter.com/AFPFactCheck/status/1304408583057047552
https://twitter.com/AFPFactCheck/status/1304268431735369728
https://twitter.com/AFPFactCheck/status/1301160449615028224


https://twitter.com/France24_en/status/1297979489889157120
https://twitter.com/France24_en/status/1298187107744219139


France Vol.18 (think tanks, etc.)


https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1321026448187138049


https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1319572976740741122


https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1317017201107501057
https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1317016712533999618
https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1315970722083340288


https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1310872042900721664


https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1308319684614393856
https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1303271322345246720


https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1298203835878473729
https://twitter.com/robert_schuman/status/1285495192049659905


https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1316393324052271104
https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1321460814222680065
https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1321019841164251139
https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1310517049853128705
https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1303717263980269568
https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1303626272061480965
https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1290221570087100417
https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1287782654839009281
https://twitter.com/FRS_org/status/1272898127859781641
https://twitter.com/VNiquet/status/1313888575147180033


https://twitter.com/CEPII_Paris/status/1287723024922423296
https://twitter.com/ecfr/status/1295640261079568390


https://twitter.com/eulerhermes/status/1314113517172281344


Germany Vol.24 (think tanks, lockdown, etc.)


https://twitter.com/tomaso_duso/status/1313058091081007105


https://twitter.com/EP_Economics/status/1309412620982771712


https://twitter.com/DavidKleimann/status/1278696348234244099


https://twitter.com/Woessmann/status/1315893804415832064


https://twitter.com/GPPi/status/1313774692004696064


https://twitter.com/GPPi/status/1306601436948488192
https://twitter.com/GPPi/status/1305528997481193473


https://twitter.com/GPPi/status/1301131934886768642


https://twitter.com/dw_business/status/1288889845507448835
https://twitter.com/dw_business/status/1299834210702766082


Pennsylvania Vol.13 (corporations: Inovio Pharmaceuticals)


https://twitter.com/CEPIvaccines/status/1236684187631063040
https://twitter.com/CEPIvaccines/status/1220351289223151616
https://twitter.com/CEPIvaccines/status/1211594610855817216
https://twitter.com/CEPIvaccines/status/1132232922906398720


Science and Technology Vol.45

https://twitter.com/KU_Leuven/status/1310895645180518402
https://twitter.com/KU_Leuven/status/1313403974838558720
https://twitter.com/KU_Leuven/status/1313795081078558720


https://twitter.com/Jefferson_MFG/status/1242007462481473536


https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1321035250349281281


https://twitter.com/EUDataNewsHub/status/1310143350801080320


https://twitter.com/uni_lu/status/1317078748584431617
https://twitter.com/dgrandat/status/1178364115917651976

https://twitter.com/esaoperations/status/1253661639896956928


https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1320988602189467648
https://twitter.com/UNSW/status/1250928966182948864
https://twitter.com/bbcworldservice/status/1310851575301234689


Maryland Vol.9 (corporations: Novavax)


https://twitter.com/CEPIvaccines/status/1309454975215562754


Science and Technology Vol.44


https://twitter.com/carrie_byington/status/1318549165111083008


https://twitter.com/TechNation/status/1316287729332891650


https://twitter.com/SwissCognitive/status/1315952931661848577


https://twitter.com/techopcode/status/1314404304778747904


UK Vol.172


https://twitter.com/LSEPublicPolicy/status/1319657343144087552


https://twitter.com/LSEEI/status/1319640611507621891

https://twitter.com/ConUnit_UCL/status/1319297892146765827


https://twitter.com/ConUnit_UCL/status/1316650108486856705


https://twitter.com/ConUnit_UCL/status/1314196078032371722


https://twitter.com/LordsEUCom/status/1317029281554440192


https://twitter.com/HLConstitution/status/1317028109250646017


https://twitter.com/uclspp/status/1317030180809023488


UK Vol.171


https://twitter.com/UniofBathIPR/status/1318150895310413824
https://twitter.com/UniofBathIPR/status/1317038838712336386


https://twitter.com/andrewjdunne/status/1292757274843283458


https://twitter.com/LSEnews/status/1309445548303360000

https://twitter.com/VisitScotland/status/1308840807525306368
https://twitter.com/GaiaFoundation/status/1308753376541388803


https://twitter.com/CPSThinkTank/status/1306169367529431040
https://twitter.com/CPSThinkTank/status/1306554570487803905


World Vol.51 (mainly on U.S.)


https://twitter.com/UofR/status/1315671063888621568


https://twitter.com/IMD_Bschool/status/1315537443693752320


https://twitter.com/Sierra8News/status/1316030895371939848


https://twitter.com/TrishHartman/status/1315099280093450240


https://twitter.com/6abcmatteo/status/1315049971717156865


2020 Nobel Economic Sciences Laureates (Professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson)

Excerpts are on our own.

Economics Nobel for auctions rewards work that has modern-age urgency: Studies by Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson on how auctions can be made more efficient are, unexpectedly, used everywhere, every day. (13/10/2020) | @nature
…for example, in a so-called “English auction” the item on offer simply goes to the highest bidder; whereas in a “Dutch auction” the selling starts from a high price, and bidders submit the price they are willing to pay. …
One problem is that different bidders can have different degrees of knowledge about an item for sale. For example, in a property auction, all bidders for a property will have access to some public information such as its resale value. But other kinds of information — such as hidden structural damage — will be private and not known to everyone.
A bidder who does not have such information might end up overpaying if they want to buy the property. They might be able to infer what others know about the value if bids are public – and people start to drop out – but not if bids are private.
…if information about a property is highly uncertain — if the nature of the neighbourhood is rapidly changing, say — that could make buyers cautious and reduce the seller’s profit. In the 1980s, Milgrom — a former doctoral student of Wilson’s — developed models (partly in conjunction with Robert Weber of Northwestern University) that showed there is then an incentive for sellers to gather and share expert information with bidders, within different auction formats. …
…sellers are vulnerable to collusion between buyers to keep the buying price down. Wilson’s work in the 1970s helped to identify these problems and to design new auctions to avoid them…
…Milgrom and Wilson (and independently, McAfee) devised the simultaneous multiple-round auction (SMRA). …a chance to glean something about others’ private information while bidding, creating fairer and more efficient outcomes.

Nobel Prize in economics awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for auction theory | Auctiometrix
The quest for the perfect auction (PDF) | POPULAR SCIENCE BACKGROUND @ The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Robert Wilson…how bidders behave in such circumstances. …the optimal bidding strategy for a first-price auction when the true value is uncertain. Participants will bid lower than their best estimate of the value, to avoid making a bad deal and thus be aficted by the winner’s curse. …with greater uncertainty, bidders will be more cautious and the final price will be lower. …the problems caused by the winner’s curse are even greater when some bidders have better information than others. Those who are at an information disadvantage will then bid even lower or completely abstain from participating in the auction.
Milgrom’s analysis – partly with Robert Weber…how well diferent auction formats deal with the problem of the winner’s curse. In an English auction, the auctioneer starts with a low price and raises it. Bidders who observe the price at which other bidders drop out of the auction therefore obtain information about their valuations; as the remaining bidders then have more information than at the start of the auction, they are less prone to bid below their estimated value. On the other hand, a Dutch auction, where the auctioneer starts with a high price and reduces it until someone is willing to buy the object, does not generate any new information. The problem with the winner’s curse is thus greater in Dutch auctions than in English auctions, which results in lower fnal prices.
Radio frequencies… initially done through a process known as a beauty contest, in which companies had to provide arguments for why they, in particular, should receive a licence. This process meant that telecom and media companies spent huge amounts of money on lobbying. The revenue generated by the process was limited, however.
…replaced by an entirely random allocation of licences, which likewise generated only limited income for the government.
… Finally, in 1993, it was decided that frequency bands would be distributed using auctions.
…(SMRA). This auction offers all objects (radio frequency bands in diferent geographic areas) simultaneously. By starting with low prices and allowing repeated bids, the auction reduces the problems caused by uncertainty and the winner’s curse. When the FCC frst used an SMRA in July 1994, it sold 10 licences in 47 bidding rounds for a total of 617 million dollars – objects which the American government had previously allocated practically for free.
…reduce the opportunities for manipulation and cooperation between bidders. Milgrom is one of the architects of a modifed auction (the Combinatorial Clock Auction) in which operators can bid on “packages” of frequencies, rather than individual licences. This type of auction requires signifcant computational capacity, as the number of possible packages grows very quickly with the number of frequencies for sale. Milgrom is also a leading developer of a novel format with two rounds (the Incentive Auction). In the frst round, you buy radio spectra from current licence-holders. In the second round, you sell these relinquished frequencies to other actors who can manage them more efciently.


https://twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1316041828236394499

A Nobel Prize for Auction Theory: Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson | @TimothyTTaylor


https://twitter.com/LSEMaths/status/1315609802316414977

Economics Nobel winners Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson: Designing the right auction to solve conundrums | Financial Express


https://twitter.com/UrgentF24/status/1315592312026660864


New Zealand Vol.23 (2020 Election)


A better visual breakdown of the 2020 election results | @TheSpinoffTV
New Zealand’s New Parliament Turns Red: The 2020 Election Results At A Glance | @ScoopNZ,@ConversationEDU
Your complete guide to NZ Election 2020 | @policy_nz

https://twitter.com/radionz/status/1317627461304156160


New Zealand Vol.22 (2020 Election)


https://twitter.com/PeoplesMomentum/status/1317414591287250944


https://twitter.com/ladbible/status/1317396481356288005

https://twitter.com/MuhammadLila/status/1317436262509350914


https://twitter.com/USPoliticsPoll/status/1317528647272681474

https://twitter.com/MOFA_Taiwan/status/1317507415374376960


https://twitter.com/the_female_lead/status/1317421709427920897


Michigan Vol.11 (corporations: Stryker)


https://twitter.com/StrykerPRS/status/1313874548333445122
https://twitter.com/StrykerPRS/status/1296562157803442181


https://twitter.com/StrykerEndo/status/1239956980380381189


https://twitter.com/GPTW_US/status/1229854369937600517


Massachusetts Vol.26 (corporations: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals)


Delaware Vol.8 (corporations: Incyte)


Pennsylvania Vol.12 (corporations: Mylan)


California Vol.29 (corporations: Nektar Therapeutics)


New Jersey Vol.12 (corporations: Amicus Therapeutics)


https://twitter.com/UpliftingAth/status/1151150092424032260