GAME THEORY BLOG

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WHY SUBOPTIMAL AUCTION RULES MAY HAVE PREVENTED A WIND OF CHANGE IN GREAT BRITAIN’S FUTURE ENERGY SUPPLY
Juni 10, 2021
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Juni 10, 2021

When you hear the word "auction", the first thing you might probably think of are names like Sotheby's or Christie's, two auction houses that are particularly well known for selling art. However, there are numerous examples, where revenue maximisation is not the main motive of an auction.

Beitrag von Tom Krauss & Arno Schmöller
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COMMITTING FRAUD AND GETTING REWARDED – PART 1
März 26, 2021
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März 26, 2021

French transport company, Keolis, won a public tender in 2019 for the bus transportation rights in the Eastern provinces of the Netherlands. The contract, valued at 900 million Euros, was revoked in the summer of 2020 as reports showed that Keolis had signed fraudulent agreements with their subcontractors. With the contract already due in December, the government had to award Keolis a two-year emergency concession to limit welfare losses. This article will demonstrate, through a game-theoretical analysis, how this tender rewarded fraudulent behaviour at the expense of society, potentially setting a bad precedent. We will also explain how the government should redesign future tender processes, to incentivise ethical behaviour and discourage fraud.

Beitrag von Bart Vreugdenhil & Dieter van de Scheur
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HOW I BOUGHT OUR CAR USING GAME THEORY AND HAD SOME FUN ALONG THE WAY
Januar 15, 2021
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Januar 15, 2021

While I had been utilising TWS Partners’ game theory methodology professionally for a few years, as well as training many Procurement professionals on the topic, I had never found myself in a position to utilise the methodology in my private life. Until the moment came around in late 2016 when we were looking to buy a second car, as we had family expansion under way…

Beitrag von Dieter van de Scheur
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