Department of Economics and Finance Seminar Series

The Economics of Pricing


Preston R. McAfee


Time & Place

Fri, 10 Dec 2021 13:30:00 NZDT in Room 108, Ground Floor, Meremere Building, University of Canterbury. Also available online via Zoom.


View the recording on YouTube


The 2021 lecture was delivered by Prof. Preston McAfee, one of the world’s foremost researchers in the economic theory of auctions.

Dr Preston McAfee is Google Distinguished Scientist and former Chief Economist of Microsoft and Caltech Executive officer. McAfee worked extensively in pricing, auctions, antitrust, business strategy, market design, computational advertising and machine learning applied to exchanges. He is the author of 130 refereed articles, eleven issued patents and three books. He serves on the boards of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and USA Diving.

Prof. McAfee was a habitual co-author of John McMillan, who graduated with a Masters degree in Economics from UC in 1973, and who subsequently enjoyed a very successful academic career in USA.