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“Paul Milgrom (Nobel prize for Economics), my thesis advisor”

Published on 30 November 2020
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Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (professor of Economics and Corporate Social Responsibility at SKEMA) remembers Milgrom’s enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, with a formidable intuition and matchless resolve.

llustration : Paul Milgrom (© Niklas Elmehed for Nobel Media)​


This year’s Nobel prize for Economics was awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, both of Stanford University. In the 1980’s, during his doctoral studies at Yale University, Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné professor of Economics and Corporate Social Responsibility at SKEMA) was very fortunate to have Paul Milgrom as his thesis advisor.


“If I now tell my students who strive to engage in purposeful research
– Hold on to your big questions
– Think about them all the time
– Follow and refine your intuition
– Open your mind to any possible clue
– And dig in as long as it takes to see the light
... it is because I learned these principles from Paul Milgrom” concludes Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné.

Read this this personal testimony about Paul Milgrom on the Knowledge website of SKEMA.


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