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With Awarding Cube® IFAMD has developed a comprehensible, reproducible and scientific, i.e. auction theory based logic to identify auction designs in straight forward tender situations (one auction object, comparable bidders and sound competition). Even for most complex situations it is the nucleus of auction designing approach. Read more...
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We provide a game theory discussion of contemporary issues from business and economies to handpicked clients and to our network In a yearly chain of IFAMD Fireside Chats.

Specially for "Game Theory in Procurement" we invite all six month to an "Expertenforum" (event language german) together with our cooperation partner Allocation Network, Munich.

02-04-2019, Munich: Third "IFAMD/Allocation Expertenforum" Spieltheorie im Einkauf

16-10-2018, Munich: Second "IFAMD/Allocation Expertenforum" Spieltheorie im Einkauf

15-05-2018, Starnberg: Third "IFAMD Kaminabend" Spielteorie

27-02-2018, Munich: First "IFAMD/Allocation Expertenforum" Spieltheorie im Einkauf

22-05-2017, Starnberg: Second "IFAMD Kaminabend" Spieltheorie

24-05-2016, Starnberg: First "IFAMD Fireside Chat" Game Theory


regularly you find pieces of commentary on current political and business issues from a game theoretic perspective on our website under Market Commentary

SOCIAL CHOICE AND BEHAVIOR, the latest creation of our scientific board member Dušan Tříska, here in full legth for reading:
Titelseite Spieltheoretische Verhandlungs- und Auktionsstrategien

A historical survey of game theory by Prof. Manfred Holler (in german): Über Krieg, Spiele und Spieltheorie

EEG-Ausschreibungen als strategische Aufgabe in the October 2015- issue of Fachzeitschrift Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen „et“ by Julius Ecke, Nicolai Herrmann (both enervis energy advisors GmbH) and Gregor Berz

The Renewable Energy Dilemma, by Prof. Manfred Holler and Gregor Berz

In January 2014, the second edition of “Spieltheoretische Verhandlungs- und Auktionsstrategien” by Gregor Berz was published by Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag. The first edition has sold 1,600 copies since 2007 and found deep resonance in German-speaking industry. An English language edition, entitled ‘Game Theory Bargaining and Auction Strategies’ is available since January 2015 at Palgrave McMillan.

Fußball Bundesliga       Cover of Game Theory Bargaining and Auction Strategies


A prominent example from our consulting practice: The IFAMD officially advised the German soccer league (DFL) on the design of its auction of audiovisual broadcasting rights for the period 2017/2018 to 2020/2021 as we already did for the period 2013/2014 to 2016/2017. The remarkable results featured in the daily press.

Fußball Bundesliga

In March 2013, the IFAMD assumed shares and operative control of Processbench GmbH, a spinoff of the Fraunhofer Institute, which offers the software ‘analycess procurement’ for mathematical price regression analysis (‘multidimensional performance pricing’). We already count several DAX-listed companies among our customers, as well as corporations from across Europe and the US. Current development efforts focus on an extension of the analycess software to sales.

Processbench GmbH

A global first among auction designs: The procurement platform Mercateo presents a combinatorial reverse auction for daily business demands. Not only buyers benefit; powerful suppliers too can increase their sales. The IFAMD explains the workings of the system and the resulting business opportunities in a Market Commentary. Also see for more information.