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Maarten Christiaan Wilhelmus Janssen

  • Maarten Christiaan Wilhelmus Janssen has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 1990

    University of Groningen
    Thesis Title: Micro and Macro in Economics. An Inquiry into Their Relation

  • 1987

    Thesis Title: Equilibrium Theories in Economics: Structures and Applications

  • 1987

    University of Groningen

  • 1986

    Thesis Title: La Réaction des Paysans aux Prix de Marché des Produits Vivriers au Bénin

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Honours and Larger Research Grants

  • 2009 Research Grant “Vienna Graduate School of Economics”, to start a PhD program in Vienna, Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) M€ 2.192, period 2010-2013 (with a possibility to be renewed for 8 more years)
  • 2009 Research Grant “The Evolution and Stability of Social Norms and Conventions”, Wiener Wissenschaft und Technologie Fund (WWTF) K€ 451, period 2010-2013.
  • 2003 Honory Promotor at Erasmus University Rotterdam of dr. Thomas Schelling (honorary doctor), who later received the Nobel Prize in Economics 2005.
  • 1995 Honorary Professorship, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.



  • Microfoundations: A Critical Inquiry, Routledge, London, 1993

(Reviewed in Economic Journal, 1994; De Economist, 1995; Journal of Economic Methodology, 1996; Economics and Philosophy, 1996).

  • Over de Grenzen van de Micro-economie, Eburon Delft, 1998. Inaugural Address (in Dutch).
  • Auctioning Public Assets: Analysis and Alternatives (Editor),Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004.

(Chinese translation published by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press; reviewed inWorld Economy, 2005; Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2005) 


Journal Articles

  1. ‘Do Auctions select Efficient Firms?’, forthcoming inEconomic Journal, with Vladimir A. Karamychev.
  2. ‘Signaling Quality Through Prices under Oligopoly’,Games and Economic Behavior2010 (68), pp. 192-207, with Santanu Roy.
  3. ‘Simultaneous Pooled Auctions with Multiple Bids and Preference Lists’Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 166 (2), pp. 286-298, with Vladimir A. Karamychev and Emiel Maasland.
  4. ‘Auctions, Aftermarket Competition and Risk Attitudes’, International Journal of Industrial Organization 2009 (27), pp. 274-85,withVladimir A. Karamychev.
  5. Going Where the Ad Leads You: On High Advertised Prices and Searching Where to Buy’, Marketing Science 2009 (28), pp. 87-98, with Marielle Non.  
  6. ‘Triple Play: How do we Secure Future Benefits?’, Telecommunications Policy(2008) 32, pp. 735-43, with Ewa Mendys.
  7. ‘Early Mover Advantages;An Empirical Analysis of European Mobile Phone Markets’, Telecommunication Policy2008 (32),pp. 246-61, with Govert E. Bijwaard and Emiel Maasland.
  8. ‘Advertising and Consumer Search in a Duopoly Model’, International Journal of Industrial Organization 2008 (26),pp. 354-71,with Mariëlle C. Non.
  9. ‘The Evolution of Market Shares With Heterogeneous Network Effects’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics 2007 (17), pp. 551-77, with Ewa Mendys.
  10. ‘Selection Effects in Auctions for Monopoly Rights’, Journal of Economic Theory, 2007 (134), pp. 576-82, with Vladimir Karamychev.
  11. ‘On the Strategic Use of Focal Points in Bargaining Situations’, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2006 (27), pp. 622-34.
  12. ‘Auctions as Coordination Devices’, European Economic Review, 2006 (50), pp. 517-32.
  13. ‘Stable Service Patterns in Scheduled Transport Competition’, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 2006 (40), pp. 135-60, with Peran van Reeven.
  14. ‘Multi-store Competition: Market Segmentation or Interlacing, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2005 (35), pp. 700-714, with Vladimir Karamychev and Peran van Reeven.
  15. ‘A Note on Costly Sequential Search and Oligopoly Pricing’, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, 2005 (23), pp. 451-66, with José-Luis Moraga and Matthijs Wildenbeest).
  16. ‘Dynamic Insurance Contracts under Adverse Selection’. Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2005 (72), pp. 45-59, with Vladimir Karamychev.
  17. ‘Strategic Pricing, Consumer Search and the Number of Firms’Review of Economic Studies,2004 (71:4), pp.1089-1118, with José-Luis Moraga.
  18. ‘On the Nature of the Lemons Problem in Durable Goods Markets’, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2004 (37:3), pp. 552-589 with Santanu Roy.
  19. ‘The price of a price. On the crowding out of social norms’. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2004 (55:3), pp.377-395, with Ewa Mendys.
  20. ‘Cooperation and Coordination’. Brain and Behavourial Sciences, 2003 (26), pp. 165-66.
  21. ‘Continuous time trading in markets with adverse selection’. HSE Economic Journal (Moscow), 2002, pp.446-473, with Vladimir Karamychev.
  22. ‘Cycles and Multiple equilibria in the Market for Durable lemons’, Economic Theory, 2002 (20), pp. 579-601, with Vladimir Karamychev.
  23. ‘Dynamic trading in a durable good market with Asymmetric Information’, International Economic Review. 2002, pp. 257-282, with Santanu Roy.
  24. ‘Catching Hipo's’, Oxford Economic Papers, 2002 (54), pp. 321-33.
  25. ‘Bertrand Competition under Uncertainty’, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2002 (50), pp. 11-21, with Eric Rasmusen.
  26. ‘Towards a Justification of the Principle of Coordination’, Economics and Philosophy, 2001 (17), pp. 221-234.
  27. ‘Rationalizing Focal Points’, Theory and Decision, 2001 (50), pp. 119-148.
  28. ‘Price as a Signal of Illegality’, International Review of Law and Economics, 1998 (18), pp. 51-60, with Peran van Reeven.
  29. ‘Non-exclusive Conventions and Social Coordination’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1997 (77), pp. 34-57, with Sanjeev Goyal.
  30. ‘Rational Cooperation in Finitely Repeated Prisoners’ Dilemma's’, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1997 (32), pp. 613-9, with Joeri Gorter and Sjoerd van de Meerendonk.
  31. ‘The Price of Land and the Process of Expropriation’, De Economist, 1996 (144), pp. 63-77, with Christian Gerth, Lonneke Jansen and Marinka Niehoff.
  32. ‘Can we Rationally Learn to Coordinate?’, Theory and Decision, 1996 (40), pp. 29-49, with Sanjeev Goyal.
  33. ‘The Emergence and Stability of Institutions: introduction and overview’ and ‘Editorial’, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1995 (28), pp. 155 and 157-159, with Claude Ménard.
  34. ‘Dynamic Coordination Failures and the Efficiency of the Firm’, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1995 (28), pp. 223-239, with Sanjeev Goyal.
  35. ‘On the Dominance Solvability of Large Cournot Models’, Games and Economic Behavior, 1995, pp. 297-321, with Tilman Börgers.
  36. ‘Sociology in the Economic Mode’. Theory and Decision, 1993, pp. 73-81.
  37. ‘Friedman's Theory of the Consumption Function as an Example of Diagnostic Reasoning’. Economics and Philosophy,1992, pp. 23-49, with Yao-Hua Tan.
  38. ‘The Alleged Necessity of Microfoundations’. Journal of Macroeconomics,1991 (4), pp. 619‑639.
  39. ‘What is this Thing Called Microfoundations?’. History of Political Economy,1991 (4), pp. 687-712.
  40. ‘Why Friedman's Non-monotonic Reasoning Defies Hempel's Covering Law Model’, Synthese,1991 (2), pp. 255-284, with Yao-Hua Tan.
  41. ‘Seasonal and Regional Differences in Agricultural Supply Response’, European Review of Agricultural Economics, 1990 (4), pp. 407-420, with Dirk Perthel.
  42. ‘Coordinating Unions, Wages and Employment’, De Economist, 1990 (3), pp. 321-339, with Jan Jacobs.
  43. ‘Individualistic Foundations for General Equilibrium Theory; A Consideration of Some Game Theoretic Approaches’, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, 1989 (4), pp. 425-46.
  44. ‘Price Changes Resulting from Taxes and Subsidies in Leontief Models’, Economicko-Matematicky Obzor, 1989, pp. 390-5, with Gerard Sierksma.
  45. ‘Stratification of General Equilibrium Theory; A Synthesis of Reconstructions’, Erkenntnis 30, 1989, pp. 183-205, with Theo A.F. Kuipers.
  46. ‘Structuralist Reconstructions of Classical and Keynesian Macroeconomics’, Erkenntnis 30, 1989, pp. 165-181.

Professional Experience

  • 2008 Professor of Microeconomic Theory, University of Vienna 
  • 2008 - 2010 Professor of Economic Policy, Erasmus University (temporary, part-time) 
  • 2008 - 2010 Economic Advisor to the Board of the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa) on Health care issues (temporary, part-time) 
  • 2007 - Free lance senior consultant Competition Economists Group  
  • 2005 - 2007 Free lance senior consultant Charles Rivers Associates
  • 2004 - 2008 Director Tinbergen Institute, Top graduate school in economics in the Netherlands. 
  • 2001 Visiting Professor, Université Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris I). 
  • 1997 - 2008 Professor of Microeconomics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. 
  • 1992 - 1997 Associate Professor of Microeconomics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. 
  • 1993 Adjunct Professor of Economics, Duke University.
  • 1991 - 1992 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). 
  • 1990 - 1992 Assistant Professor of Microeconomics (50% effort) and Economic Methodology (50% effort), Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • 1989 Visiting Scholar at Duke University (U.S.A.). 
  • 1986 - 1990 Research Assistant (AIO), Department of Econometrics, Groningen University.
  • 1986 Stay in R.P. du Bénin (West-Africa) to do research for MA thesis. 
  • 1984 - 1985 Student Assistant in Mathematical Economics, Philosophy of Science and  Science and Society.

HSE Celebrates 25 Years of Educational Partnerships with the Netherlands

On October 2 and 3, HSE University simultaneously celebrated two anniversaries of Russian-Dutch academic cooperation: the 25th anniversary of joint educational programmes between HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the 10th anniversary of the Dutch educational center, Nuffic Neso Russia, with which HSE has a long-standing partnership.

Maarten Janssen Named Honorary Professor of HSE

For nearly a quarter of century, Maarten Janssen, a well-known expert in microeconomics and currently a professor at the University of Vienna, has been working with HSE. A ceremony awarding him the honorary title took place at a meeting of the HSE Academic Council.