Dr. Roland Luttens



Roland Iwan Luttens (1979) is Assistant Professor of Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Lecturer in Economics at Amsterdam University College. He teaches courses on Microeconomics and the History of Economic Thought. He holds an MSc in Economics from the K.U. Leuven and a PhD in Economics from Ghent University.

His doctoral dissertation studied the introduction of liberal-egalitarian principles of justice in the axiomatic design of redistribution mechanisms. Before joining Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2012, he worked six years as a post-doctoral researcher for the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (FWO).

His research interests are situated in the triangle of social choice theory, applied game theory and institutional economics. His research tackles the basic question ‘who gets what and why?’ in various economic settings. Among other things, he studies union-firm wage bargaining under incomplete contracts, equilibrium allocations in jungle economies where property rights are absent and the adjudication of conflicting claims in bankruptcy situations.

He has published in economics journals such as Labour Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, Economica and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.


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