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A.J.J. Talman


Hoogleraar Game Theory and Equilibrium Programming

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Econometrics and Operations Research

CentER 

Expertise

My expertise is the development, to prove existence and the computation of equilibria in economic and game theoretic models. In particular models in economics, including auctions, are studied with indivisible commodities like houses, cars, computers, that can not be divided in arbitrary amounts. The existence of equilibria in such models is mathematically very complicated. Further new solution concepts ate developed for cooperative games in which the possibilities for players to cooperate are limited and refinements of existing solution concepts for noncooperative games are proposed. These problems can be very often described as a system of equations, of which the solution is the required solution concept.

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Publications

Most recent publications

  • Khmelnitskaya, A., & Talman, A.J.J. (2014). Tree, web and average web values for cycle-free directed graph games. European Journal of Operational Research, 235, 233-246. Further information
  • Koshevoy, G.A., & Talman, A.J.J. (2014). Solution concepts for games with general coalitional structure. Mathematical Social Sciences, 68, 19-30. Further information
  • Andersson, T., Andersson, C., & Talman, A.J.J. (2013). Sets in excess demand in simple ascending auctions with unit-demand bidders. Annals of Operations Research, 211(1), 27-36. Further information
  • Andersson, T., Gudmundsson, J., Talman, A.J.J., & Yang, Z. (2013). A Competitive Partnership Formation Process. (CentER Discussion Paper, 2013-008) Tilburg: Department of Econometrics. Further information
  • Brink, R. van den, Herings, P.J.J., Laan, G. van der, & Talman, A.J.J. (2013). The Average Tree Permission Value for Games with a Permission Tree. (CentER Discussion Paper, 2013-001) Tilburg: Econometrics. Further information
 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 29, 1980 (Promotors: Professors H.C.M. Tijms and A.H.Q.M. Merkies)
  • M.S. in Econometrics, cum laude, State University Groningen, The Netherlands, July 1, 1976
  • B.S. in Econometrics, cum laude, State University Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, August 1, 1974
  • 1971-1976: State University Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 1964-1971: Municipal Gymnasium, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • 1958-1964: Primary school, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Title of Ph.D. thesis: Variable Dimension Fixed Point Algorithms and Triangulations

Career

Positions:

  • Full Professor in Game Theory and Equilibrium Programming, Dept. of Econometrics and Operations Research and CentER, Tilburg University, July 1996 - present
  • Extraordinary Full Professor, Dept. of Econometrics and CentEER, Tilburg University, April 1990 - July 1996
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Econometrics and CentER, Tilburg University, January 1986 - March 1990
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Econometrics, Tilburg University, June 1981 - December 1985
  • Visiting lecturer, Yale School of Organization and Management, and visiting professor, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., August 1980 - May 1981
  • Research Associate, Dept. of Actuarial Sciences and Econometrics, Free University, Amsterdam, August 1976 - July 1980
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Econometrics, State University Groningen, September 1975 - July 1976

Publications

Most recent publications

  • Khmelnitskaya, A., & Talman, A.J.J. (2014). Tree, web and average web values for cycle-free directed graph games. European Journal of Operational Research, 235, 233-246. Further information
  • Koshevoy, G.A., & Talman, A.J.J. (2014). Solution concepts for games with general coalitional structure. Mathematical Social Sciences, 68, 19-30. Further information
  • Andersson, T., Andersson, C., & Talman, A.J.J. (2013). Sets in excess demand in simple ascending auctions with unit-demand bidders. Annals of Operations Research, 211(1), 27-36. Further information
  • Andersson, T., Gudmundsson, J., Talman, A.J.J., & Yang, Z. (2013). A Competitive Partnership Formation Process. (CentER Discussion Paper, 2013-008) Tilburg: Department of Econometrics. Further information
  • Brink, R. van den, Herings, P.J.J., Laan, G. van der, & Talman, A.J.J. (2013). The Average Tree Permission Value for Games with a Permission Tree. (CentER Discussion Paper, 2013-001) Tilburg: Econometrics. Further information

Research supervision

Supervised Ph.D students:

  • Dr. M. Carvalho, Tilburg university, September 30, 2011
  • Dr. W. Kets, Tilburg university, April 9, 2008
  • Dr. J.J.J. Thijssen, Tilburg University, May 9, 2003
  • Dr. V. Shestalova, Tilburg University, September 13, 2002
  • Dr. J. Vyrastekova, Tilburg University, March 22, 2002
  • Dr. K.J.M. Huisman, Tilburg University, October 20, 2000
  • Dr.ir. S. Schalk, Tilburg University, December 17, 1999
  • Dr. M. Kosfeld, Tilburg University, June 30, 1999, cum laude
  • Dr. H.M. Webers, Tilburg University, June 10, 1996
  • Dr. Z. Yang, Tilburg University, January 12, 1996, cum laude
  • Dr. P.J.J. Herings, Tilburg University, June 23, 1995, cum laude
  • Dr. J.H. Bogers, University of Amsterdam, January 14, 1992
  • Dr. J.A.W.M. Kremers, Tilburg Unversity, December 20, 1991
  • Dr. A.H. van den Elzen, Tilburg University, July 5, 1991
  • Dr. C. Dang, Tilburg University, March 15, 1991, cum laude
  • Dr. T.M. Doup, Tilburg University, December 15, 1987

Conferences

Lectures and seminars:

  • Workshop NWO Russian-Dutch cooperation, VU University, Amsterdam, December 2009 
  • Fifth Spain, Italy, Netherlands Meeting on Game Theory (SING5), Amsterdam, July 2009
  • Workshop of the Society of Economic Design, Maastricht, June, 2009 
  • Third World Ccongress of the Game Theory Society, Evanston, IL, U.S.A., July 2008
  • NWO Russian-Dutch cooperation meeting, Institute for Economics and      Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2008
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, March 2008
  • Fifth Conference on Logic, Game Theory and Social Choice, Bilbao, Spain, June 2007
  • NWO Russian-Dutch cooperation meeting, CEMI, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, June 2006 
  • Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, October 2005
  • Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, October 2005
  • Stieltjes Institute, Tilburg, January 2005
  • International Conference on Operations Research 2004, Tilburg University, Tilburg, September 2004
  • Third Amsterdam-Twente Workshop on Cooperative Game Theory and Economics, Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, June 2004
  • International Symp. of the Mathematical Programming Society, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2003
  • University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, March 2003
  • Conference on Advances in Game Theory and Prelated Topics, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands, June 2002
  • Game Theory seminar, Tilburg University, Tilburg, January 2002
  • NAKE-day, The Dutch Central Bank, Amsterdam, October 2001
  • University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, May 2001
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, May 2001
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, May 2001
  • Free University, Amsterdam, March 2001
  • International Symposium of the Mathematical Programming Society, Atlanta, GA, USA, August 2000
  • Econometric Society European Meeting, Berlin, Germany, August 1998
  • KNAW-colloquium "The Theory of Markets and their Functioning", Trippenhuis, Amsterdam, July 1998
  • International Symp. of the Mathematical Programming Society, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 1997
  • CEMI, Russian Acamedy of Sciences, Moskou, Russia, July 1996
  • Conference on Game Theory and Economics, St. Petersburg Institute for Economics and Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 1996
  • Annual meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia, June 1996
  • Conference on Complementarity Problems, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A., November 1995
  • INFORMS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A., October 1995
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL,U.S.A., October 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., October 1995
  • In honour of the 65th birthday of Herb Scarf, Cowles Foundation, Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A., September 1995
  • Game Theory seminar, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, October 1994
  • International Symp. of the Mathematical Programming Society, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A., August 1994
  • Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China, November 1993
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an. China, November 1993
  • Xidian University, Xi'an, China, October 1993
  • Econometric Society European Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, August 1993
  • Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A., November 1992
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A., November 1992
  • ORSA/TIMS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., November 1992
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, U.S.A., October 1992
  • Econometric Society European Meeting, Brussels, Belgium, August 1992
  • International Symp. of the Mathematical Programming Society, Amsterdam, August 1991

 

Teaching

Syllabi:

  • De organisatie van economische beslissingen, with P.H.M. Ruys, G. van der Laan and J.R. van der Brink (Tilburg, 1991 and 1992, in Dutch)
  • Price Rigidities and Rationing, with G. van der Laan (Utrecht, 1989)
  • Simplicial Algorithms to Solve the Equilibrium Problem on the Unit Simplex and on the Simplotope, with T.M. Doup (Eindhoven, 1988)
  • Micro-economische modellen met rantsoenering op vraag en aanbod en belastingen, with G. van der Laan (Tilburg, 1984, in Dutch)
  • Simplicial Approximation of Fixed Points, with G. van der Laan (Tilburg,1982)
  • Asymptotic Behaviour of Estimates, with A.E. Ronner (Groningen, 1976)


A.J.J. Talman teaches the following subjects:

Teaching activities elsewhere

Teaching experience:
  • Microeconomics (all levels)
  • Mathematical Economics (graduates and Ph.D. students)
  • General Equilibrium Theory (graduates and Ph.D. students)
  • Simplicial Algorithms (graduates and Ph.D. students)
  • Statistics (undergraduates)
  • Industrial Organization (graduates)
  • Game Theory (graduates)
  • Topology (graduates)
  • Nonlinear Programming (Ph.D. students)
  • Mathematics (undergraduates)
  • Public Sector Economics (graduates)
  • Evolutionary Game Theory (Ph.D. students)
  • Auction Theory (graduates and Ph.D. students)

Other activities

Professional activities:

  • Member Mathematical Programming Society, Informs, Econometric Society, Game Theory Socirty, Netherlands Society of Mathematicians, Thomas Stieltjes Institute for Mathematics, Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research, Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations research, Royal Dutch Association of Economists, Netherlands Network of Economics, Jonge Onderzoekersgroep (JOG, until 1996)
  • Referee: Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Econometrica, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, International Journal of Game Theory, ZOR-Methods and Models of Operations Research, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Economics, Statistica Neerlandica, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • Editor: Associate editor Journal of Mathematical Economics (from 1997), Associate Editor Optima (1991-1997)

Administration:

  • Program leader Discrete Mathematics and Optimization of Tomas Stieltjes Institute for Mathematics, 2008-present
  • Thomas Stieltjes Foundation, 2008-present
  • Vice-head Department of Ecopnometrics and Operations Research, 2006-2008
  • Faculty Alumni Association, 2006-present
  • Board Thomas Stieltjes Institute for Mathematics, 2005-present
  • Chairman Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2005-2009
  • Coordinator Master's program ME/EM, 2004-present
  • Allocator educational tasks MEEM Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, 2004-2008
  • Chairman University Council Committee Research and Teaching Affairs, 2003-2004
  • Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2003-2005
  • University Council, 2002-2004
  • Head of Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, 2000
  • Director of undergratuate studies in Econometrics, 1999-2000
  • Vice-head of Department of Econometrics, 1999
  • Member of the Permanent Assessment Committee of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, 1997-1998
  • Chairman of Department of Econometrics, 1993-1998
  • Member of the Graduate Program Committee in Economics of CentER, 1991-1993
  • Deputy Chairman of Department of Econometrics, 1991-1993
  • Alumni Association for Econometricians at Tilburg University, 1991-present
  • Board of the National Society of Econometrics, Mathematical Economics and Actuarial Sciences, 1990-1993
  • University Council, 1989-1991
  • Educational Program Committee Econometrics, 1988-1991
  • Exam Committee Econometrics, 1985-1988
  • Standing Committee Dutch Society of Mathematics, 1983-1988
  • Board of the National Society of Mathematical Economics and Actuarial Sciences, 1983-1985
  • Seminar Organizer Econometrics, 1983-1987
  • Administrator Department of Econometrics, 1982-1986

Contact details
Room K 715
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 2346
Secretary+31 13 466 2430
Fax +31 13 466 3280
Email talman@tilburguniversity.edu

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