Rene van den Brink

Department of Econometrics and Operations research
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

I work on (Cooperative) Game Theory, Networks and the combination of those two.

In my research I encounter/develop different network structures representing different social structures. Besides `standard’ bilateral networks (i.e. an edge consists of sets of nodes of size 2), I consider other combinatorial network structures such as matroids, antimatroids, convex geometries etc. Sometimes, the type of network structure I am interested in seems not to exist in the literature. My question would be to have a more complete overview of different networks structures, providing me with tools to analyze such structures and avoid ‘inventing the wheel’.