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Ines Lindner is associate professor of Mathematical Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She graduated from the University of Hamburg as Diplom-Mathematikerin in 1998 and completed her Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics in 2003.

Before joining VU Amsterdam in 2007, she held the positions at CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain (BE), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey (USA) and Utrecht School of Economics.

She has published in leading economics journals (Journal of Development Economics, International Economic Review, Social Networks) and is Tinbergen Institute Research Fellow.

Ines is the head of SBE Innovation Center which was nominated for the VU Innovation Price is 2015. In 2017, she won the VU Innovation Price for the Online Summer Prep-Campus SBE.

She is the organizer of The Networks Match Making Event 2020 together with Frank den Hollander, and Organizer of the annual TI Dutch Network Economics Day together with René van den Brink and Michael König


Social and Economic Networks, Collective action, Theory and Measurement of Voting Power. 


Courses Undergraduate Level

SBE Online Summer Prep-Course, bachelor of Economics, Business Administration & International Business Administration, Philosphy and Politics in Economics

Mathematical Economics II, bachelor of Econometrics & OR

Methods of PPE I (with Rene van den Brink and Lieven Decock), bachelor People in Philosphy, Politics and Economics, VU

Introduction to Mathematical Economics, bachelor of Econometrics & OR


Courses Graduate Level

The Economics of Networks (with Marco van der Leij), Tinbergen Institute

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  • HB Economic Theory
  • Social Networks
  • Economic Networks
  • Collective Action
  • Voting Power
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Social and Economic Networks
  • Economic Growth

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voting Social Sciences
collective behavior Social Sciences
Politics Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Support Medicine & Life Sciences
action theory Social Sciences
collective decision Social Sciences
Benchmarking Medicine & Life Sciences
economic integration Social Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2020

Innovation and Inequality in a Small World

Lindner, I., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Economic Review.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Small world
Technological progress
Knowledge exchange
Economic growth

Naïve learning in social networks with random communication

Huang, J. P., Heidergott, B. & Lindner, I., 1 Jul 2019, In : Social Networks. 58, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Social Support
social network

Naive Learning in Social Networks with Random Communication

Heidergott, B. F., Huang, J. & Lindner, I., 2018, 018/II ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 33 p. (TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 2018, no. 018/II).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Innovation and Inequality in a Small World

Lindner, I. & Strulik, H., 2017, Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 43 p. (TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 17, no. 057/II).

Research output: Working paperProfessional

The prediction value

Koster, M., Kurz, S., Lindner, I. D. & Napel, S., 2017, In : Social Choice and Welfare. 48, 2, p. 433-460

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2009 2018

  • 4 Lecture / Presentation
  • 3 Conference

TI Dutch Network Economics Day

I.D. Lindner (Organiser), R. van den Brink (Organiser), Marco van der Leij (Organiser)
17 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

From Tradition to Modernity: Economic Growth in a Small World

I.D. Lindner (Speaker)
24 Nov 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Participant in symposium

I.D. Lindner (Speaker)
21 Mar 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Tinbergen Workshop on Economic Theory and Game Theory, Tinbergen Institute and VU University Amsterdam

J.R. van den Brink (Organiser), H.E.D. Houba (Organiser), M.A. Estevez Fernandez (Organiser), I.D. Lindner (Organiser)
4 Mar 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Terrorist targeting, information, and secret coalitions

I.D. Lindner (Speaker)
7 Jul 2010

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic