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Rene van den Brink (1964) is Professor of Decision Theory within the Mathematical Economics group at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research at VU Amsterdam. He studied Econometrics at Tilburg University where he also defended his Phd thesis entitled ‘Relational Power in Hierarchical Organizations’.

Research

My main research interests/expertise are in the fields of Game Theory, Economic Theory and Networks, but also extends to other fields as Social Choice Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Operations Research and Water Allocation Problems. His main research topic is to study relational structures in economic organizations, combining Game Theory and Networks. Also other applications, for example to Operations Research and Environmental Economics are studied.

This research resulted in about 65 publications, including journals such as Games and Economic Behavior, the International Journal of Game Theory, the Journal of Economic Theory, Social Choice and Welfare, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the European Journal of Operational Research and Social Networks.

Teaching

Since my employment at VU Amsterdam (2001), I have been teaching courses on Mathematical Economics,  Quantitative Methods, Game Theory and Decision Theory in programmes on ‘Econometrics and Operations Research’, ‘Bedrijfskunde’, ‘International Business Administration’, and 'PPE' (Philosophy, Politics and Economics). Before that I have been teaching courses in programmes of Economics and Mathematics at Tilburg University, Nijmegen University, Utrecht University and the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Keywords

  • HB Economic Theory

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Game Mathematics
Shapley Value Mathematics
Cooperative Game Mathematics
Axiomatization Mathematics
TU Game Mathematics
Antimatroid Mathematics
Coalitions Mathematics
Hierarchical Structure Mathematics

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Research Output 1996 2019

An Owen-type value for games with two-level communication structure

van den Brink, J. R., Khmelnitskaya, A. & van der Laan, G., 2016, In : Annals of Operations Research. 243, 1, p. 179-198

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Communication structure
Coalition structure
Communication
Graph
Surplus

Consistency, Population Solidarity, and Egalitarian Solutions for TU-Games

van den Brink, J. R., Chun, Y., Funaki, Y. & Park, B., 2016, In : Theory and Decision. 81, 3, p. 427-447 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Associated consistency characterization of two linear values for TU games by matrix approach

Xu, G., van den Brink, J. R., van der Laan, G. & Sun, H., 2015, In : Linear Algebra and its Applications. 471, April, p. 224-240

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TU Game
Game
Shapley Value
Unique Solution
Assign

Axiomatization and Implementation of Discounted Shapley Values

van den Brink, J. R. & Funaki, Y., 2015, In : Social Choice and Welfare. 45, 2, p. 329-344

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
axiomatization
Axiomatization
Shapley value

Harsanyi Power Solutions for Games on Union Stable Systems

Algaba, E., Bilbao, J. M. & van den Brink, J. R., 2015, In : Annals of Operations Research. 225, 1, p. 27-44

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Dividends
Axiomatic characterization
Cooperative game
Graph
Communication

Activities 2009 2018

  • 19 Lecture / Presentation
  • 5 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

Balanced Consistency and Balanced Cost Reduction for Sequencing Problems

J.R. van den Brink (Speaker)
1 Oct 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

On Hierarchies and Communication

J.R. van den Brink (Speaker)
15 Jun 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Cooperative games with a hierarchically structured player set

J.R. van den Brink (Speaker)
1 Feb 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Balanced Consistency and Balanced Cost Reduction for Sequencing Problems

J.R. van den Brink (Speaker)
1 Jul 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic