Fotograaf: FEB

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

  • Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
    Sectie Quantitative Economics
  • Bezoekadres
    REC E
    Roetersstraat 11  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: 3.59
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15867
    1001 NJ  Amsterdam
    T: 0205254226
    T: 0205254252


Associate Professor, Director Foundation Year AEO, member of the Workers Council


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 - 2014     Wiskunde 1 (coordinator) and Wiskunde 2.
  • 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



  • 2013     Grassroots Project  Digitale feedback bij academisch wiskundeonderwijs
  • 2013     Grassroots Project  Kennisclips FEB
  • 2008     Lowlands festival - Sponsoring Sigma Wiskunde
  • 2006     Surf project Webwijs



  • 2010     FEB Award for Excellent Teaching
  • 2009     Longlisted or 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

Bestuurslid Stichting tot Ondersteuning van Onderwijs en de Bevordering van Weerbaarheid




  • 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]




  • Koster, M. A. L. (2006). Heterogenous Cost Sharing, the Directional Serial Rule. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 64(3), 429-444. DOI: 10.1007/s00186-006-0093-1 [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 [details]


  • 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 [details]
  • 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 [details]


  • 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. [details]


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


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


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


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


  • 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]

Media optreden

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