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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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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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

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