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Ines Lindner is associate professor of Mathematical Economics at the Department of Econometrics/OR at the Vrije Univerisiteit 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, 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 is again nominated for this price with the project Online Summer Prep-Campus SBE (to be announced 20.10.2017). 


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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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Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-02-17)

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Research Output 2004 2017

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: ProfessionalWorking paper

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: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Diffusion of behavior in network games with threshold dynamics

Huang, J., Koster, M. & Lindner, I. D. 2016 In : Mathematical Social Sciences. 84, November, p. 109-118

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Topics on social and economic networks

Huang, J. 2016 Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute. 132 p.

Research output: ScientificPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Open Access

From Tradition to Modernity: Economic Growth in a Small World

Lindner, I. D. & Strulik, H. 2014 In : Journal of Development Economics. 109, July, p. 17-29

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle