Eric Damme, van
  • Warandelaan 2, Koopmans Building, room K 456

    5037 AB Tilburg


1980 …2023

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

1. Market design, by using game theoretic techniques, such as auctions.
2. Competition policy and analysis of (anti-)competitive behavior and mergers.
3. Regulation of network industries, such as telecommunications, electricity and the postal sector.

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Academic Positions

  • 2002 - 2011 Director, TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center), Tilburg University
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  • 1993 - 1999 Chairman of the Board, CentER
  • 1991 - 1992Director of Graduate Studies, CentER, Tilburg University
  • 1990 - 1992 Director, CentER, Tilburg University
  • 1989 - present Research Professor, CentER, Tilburg University
  • 1986 - 1990Associate Professor (C3, Economic Theory), University of Bonn
  • 1984 - 1986 Associate Professor, Technical University, Delft
  • 1983 - 1984Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
  • 1983Assistant Professor, Technical University, Delft

    For more information please download my Curriculum Vitae (pdf file) here!

PhD supervision

Ph.D. supervision

Principal supervisor

  • Georg Nöldeke, "Signalling in Markets and Games with Incomplete Information", University of Bonn, 1992.
  • Sjaak Hurkens, "Games, Rules and Solutions", CentER, Tilburg University, 1995.
  • Annemarie ter Veer, "Strategic Decision Making in Politics", CentER, Tilburg University, 1995.
  • Paul de Bijl, "Essays in Industrial Organization and Mangement Strategy", (with Helmut Bester), CentER, Tilburg University, 1996.
  • Jan Bouckaert, "Essays in Competition with Product Differentiation and Bargaining in Markets", (with Helmut Bester), CentER, Tilburg University, 1996.
  • Henk Oosterhout, "Takeover Barriers: The good, the bad, and the ugly", CentER, Tilburg University, 1996 (with P. Moerland and H. Barkema).
  • Uri Gneezy, "Essays in Behavioral Economics", CentER, Tilburg University, 1997.
  • Jos Jansen, "Essays on Incentives in Regulation and Innovation", CentER, Tilburg University, 2000.
  • Alexandre Possajennikov, "Learning and Evolution in Games and Oligopoly Models", CentER, Tilburg University, 2000.
  • Maria Montero, "Endogenous Coalition Formation and Bargaining", CentER, Tilburg University, 2000.
  • Vincent Verouden, "Essays in Antritrust Economics", CentER, Tilburg University, 2001.
  • Sander Onderstal, "Papers in Auction Theory", CentER, Tilburg University 31 May 2002
  • Evgenia Motchenkova, "Optimal Enforcement of Competition Law", CentER, Tilburg University 11 November 2005
  • Marta Stryszowska, "Essays on Auctions", CentER, Tilburg University, 25 September 2006
  • Paul Nilissen, "The future of Electricity Distirbution Regulation: lessons from Internatinal Experience", CentER, Tilburg University, 3 december 2008

Secondary Supervisor (Zweitgutachter, Co-promotor)

  • Ulrich Kamecke, "Modelling Competition in Matching Markets with Non-Cooperative Game Theory", University of Bonn, 1988.
  • Tilman Börgers, "Robustness of Bertrand's Equilibrium in a General Model of Product-Differentiation", University of Basel, 1988.
  • Marcin Malawski, "Some Learning Processes in Population Games", University of Bonn, 1990.
  • Stefan Zumsteg, "Non-Cooperative Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory and Related Computational Problems", ETH Zürich, 1995.
  • Maartje Louise Verberne, "Verdeling van het Spectrum", University of Amsterdam, 2000.
  • Geneviève Geenens, "Reciprocity: Experiments with dictator and ultimatum games" (with Jacqueline Loris-Teghem), Université de Mons-Hainaut, 2002

Member defense committee

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  • Industrial Organization
  • Privatization
  • Bounded Rationality
  • Auctions
  • Game Theory
  • Microeconomics
  • Competition Policy
  • Network Industries


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