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How Jean Tirole's Work Helps Explain the Internet Economy


Jean Tirole, Nobel economics

Jean Tirole outside his office in Toulouse, France, on Monday.

Credit: Fred Scheiber/Associated Press

For anyone who has wondered how it’s possible to get so much stuff from web companies free or at too-good-to-be-true prices—whether Google searching, Facebook socializing, Uber riding or Amazon shopping—Jean Tirole, the new Nobel Prize winner in economics, has an answer.

From The New York Times
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