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  • Warandelaan 2, Koopmans Building, room K 405

    5037 AB Tilburg


1991 …2019
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Research interests

Herbert Hamers is professor in Game Theory and Operations Research. One part of his research is concerned with studying the interaction between operations research problems and cooperative game theory. Another part is devoted to applications of game theory to practice (e.g. terrorism, logistics, aggriculture).


Current position:

Professor Game Theory & Operations Research, Department Econometrics & Operations Research, Faculty Economics and Business Administration, Tilburg University (since 2007)

Positions held:

2001-2007:Associate Professor Mathematics, Tilburg University
1995-2001:Assistant Professor Mathematics, Tilburg University
1991-1995:Research Associate N.W.O. (0.8), Lecturer TilburgUniversity (0.2)
1988-1991:Lecturer, Tilburg University


Wiskunde 1 (voor BE)

Current courses

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External positions


1 Jan 201731 Jan 2017

(CZ (gesponserde leerstoel))

1 Sep 20131 Sep 2017

(Fontys Hogescholen)

1 Jun 20121 Jun 2016

(Mill Hill College)

1 Jun 20111 Jun 2017


  • Game Theory
  • Education

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Research Output 1991 2019

A selfish allocation heuristic in scheduling: Equilibrium and inefficiency bound analysis

Braat, J., Hamers, H., Klijn, F. & Slikker, M., Mar 2019, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 273, 2, p. 634-645

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Decision problem
Nash Equilibrium

Resource allocation problems with concave reward functions

Grundel, S., Borm, P. & Hamers, H., Apr 2019, In : Top . 27, 1, p. 37-54

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Resource Allocation
Resource allocation

A new approximation method for the Shapley value applied to the WTC 9/11 terrorist attack

van Campen, T., Hamers, H., Husslage, B. & Lindelauf, R., Dec 2018, In : Social Network Analysis and Mining. 8, 1, 12 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A Quantitative Optimization Framework for Market-Driven Academic Program Portfolios

Burgher, J. & Hamers, H., 15 May 2017, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research, 44 p. (CentER Discussion Paper; vol. 2017-025).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

private university

Ranking of Unwarranted Variations in Healthcare Treatments

Moes, H., Brekelmans, R., Hamers, H. & Hasaart, F., 2 Feb 2017, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research, 20 p. (CentER Discussion Paper; vol. 2017-004).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Health insurance

Projects 2001 2005

Combinatorics and games

Norde, H., Hamers, H. & van Velzen, S.


Project: Research project