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Interview with Steve Tadelis, UC Berkeley Haas Business School professor and formerly eBay

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Steve Tadelis is an interesting bird: Harvard PhD applied microeconomics theorist turned experimentalist, he spent some time at eBay as a Distinguished Scientist where he made some interesting discoveries about the effectiveness (or not) of paid search advertising, a key part of search engine giants like Google's underlying business model. In this interview with Steve, we learn about that research, what makes good versus bad ambassadors of economics in tech, and more.