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dr. M.A.L. (Maurice) Koster

  • Faculty of Economics and Business
    Section Quantitative Economics
  • Visiting address
    REC E
    Roetersstraat 11  Room number: 3.59
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15867
    1001 NJ  Amsterdam
    T: 0205254226
    T: 0205254252


  • Associate Professor Mathematical Economics
  • Director Foundation Year AEO
  • Member of the Central Workers Council UvA (committees: HRM, O&O)


MSc in Mathematics, Radboud University Nijmegen 
PhD in Economics, Tilburg University 

Current Research Interests

Game Theory, Cost Sharing, Social Choice Theory, Social Networks, Voting Power, Matching Markets


1999   -  2000            Lecturer Tilburg University 

2000   -  2009           Assistant Professor University of Amsterdam

2009   -   present      Associate Professor University of Amsterdam

2010   -   present      Director Foundation Year Actuarial Sciences/Econometrics & Operations Research


Teaching activities

  • 2013 -             Coordinator Mathematics 1: Calculus (ENG/NL), Mathematics 2: Linear Algebra (ENG/NL).
  • 2000 - 2012    BSc courses Inleiding Speltheorie, Analyse, Wiskunde III AEO, Wiskunde IV AEO
  • 2010 - 2012    MSc course Game Theory
  • 2009 - 2010    Coordinator reform of the curriculum Mathematics & Statistics for AEO
  • 2007 - 2010    Coordinator Mathematics for AEO
  • 2002 - 2009    Proefcollege Wiskundige Economie



  • 2016     Blended Learning in BSc EOR & Actuarial Science
  • 2013     Grassroots Project  Digitale feedback bij academisch wiskundeonderwijs
  • 2013     Grassroots Project  Kennisclips FEB
  • 2008     Lowlands festival - sponsoring Sigma Wiskunde
  • 2006     Surf project Webwijs



  • 2017     Recognition Top Teacher by FSR-FEB,CSR,ASVA
  • 2010     FEB Award for Excellent Teaching
  • 2009     Longlisted UvA Lecturer of the Year
  • 2003     van der Schroeff Prize for best lecturer FEB/UvA
  • 2002     Nominated van der Schroeff-Prize for best lecturer FEB/UvA




Voorzitter Stichting tot Ondersteuning van Onderwijs en de Bevordering van Weerbaarheid



  • Huang, J-P., Koster, M., & Lindner, I. (2016). Diffusion of Behavior in Network Games with Threshold Dynamics. Mathematical Social Sciences, 84, 109-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2016.10.007 



  • Koster, M. (2009). Cost sharing. In R. A. Meyers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of complexity and systems science (pp. 1660-1689). (Springer reference). New York [etc.]: Springer. [details] 





  • Suijs, J., Borm, P. J. A., Hamers, H., Quant, M., & Koster, M. A. L. (2005). Communication and Cooperation in Public Network Situations. Annals of Operations Research, 137(1), 117-140. DOI: 10.1007/s10479-005-2249-4 


  • Bjorndal, E., Hamers, H., & Koster, M. A. L. (2004). Cost Allocation in a Bank ATM Network. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 59(3), 405-418. DOI: 10.1007/s001860400351  [details] 
  • Bjorndal, E., Koster, M. A. L., & Tijs, S. H. (2004). Weighted Allocation Rules for Standard Fixed Tree Games. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 59(2), 249-270. DOI: 10.1007/s001860300324  [details] 


  • Koster, M. A. L., Reijnierse, H., & Voorneveld, M. (2003). Voluntary Contributions to Multiple Public Projects. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 1, 25-50. [details] 


  • Koster, M. A. L. (2002). Concave and convex serial cost sharing. In P. Borm, & H. Peters (Eds.), Chapters in Game Theory Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [details] 
  • Koster, M. A. L. (2002). Hierarchical constrained Egalitarianism in TU-games. Mathematical Social Sciences, 43, 251-365. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-4896(01)00094-4  [details] 
  • Koster, M. A. L., Molina, M., Sprumont, Y., & Tijs, S. H. (2002). Sharing the cost of a network core and core allocations. International Journal of Game Theory, 30(4), 567-599. DOI: 10.1007/s001820200099  [details] 


  • Koster, M. A. L., Borm, P. E. M., & Tijs, S. H. (1998). Serial cost sharing methods for multi-commodity situations. Mathematical Social Sciences, 36(3), 229-243. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-4896(98)00040-7 
  • Tijs, S. H., & Koster, M. A. L. (1998). General aggregation on demand and cost sharing methods. Annals of Operations Research, 84(0), 137-164. DOI: 10.1023/A:1018932719034 


  • Koster, M., Lindner, I., McCormick, G., & Owen, G. (2010). Terrorist targeting, information and secret coalitions. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2010-001/1). Amsterdam: Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde. [details] 


  • Koster, M. A. L., Westkamp, A., Klijn, F., Muskens, M., & van den Broek, A. (2014). Matching in het Nederlandse hoger onderwijs: Aanbevelingen voor centrale toewijzing en decentrale selectie. Nijmegen: ResearchNed.


  • Koster, M. A. L. (1999). Cost allocation and cooperative games: An intoduction. Tilburg: Tilburg University.

Media appearance

  • Koster, Maurice (01-01-2012): Interview tijdschrift "Kijk", 15 oktober 2012 [Print]. Interview tijdschrift "Kijk", 15 oktober 2012.


  • Huang, J. P., & Koster, M. A. L. (2016). Topics on Social Networks TI


  • Koster, M. A. L. (1999). Cost sharing in production situations and network exploitation Tilburg: Tilburg University


  • Koster, M., & Boonen, T. (2014). Egalitarian Risk Sharing under Liquidity Constraints. Amsterdam: CeNDEF. [details] 


  • Koster, M., Kurz, S., Lindner, I., & Napel, S. (2013). The Prediction Value. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers; No. 13-188/II). Amsterdam/Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Huang, P., Koster, M., & Lindner, I. (2013). Diffusion of Behavior in Network Games Orchestrated by Social Learning. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers; No. TI 13-208/II). Amsterdam/Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 


  • Koster, M. (2009). Contracts, cost sharing and consistency. (CeNDEF Working Paper; No. 09-04). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details] 
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