Martin Van der Linden

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Quantitative Theory & Methods

Office: 577 Psychology & Interdisciplinary Sciences Bldg


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Emory University

36 Eagle Row
5th floor

Atlanta, GA 30322

Additional Websites


  • Ph.D., Economics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2017
  • M.A., Economics, Universit√© Catholique de Louvain, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2012
  • B.A., Sociology & Anthropology, Universit√© Catholique de Louvain, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2009


Dr. van der Linden comes to Emory from a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Utah State University. He studies the design and performances of markets and institutions using tools from microeconomics and game theory. His research covers a wide range of applications from the design of assignment mechanisms for students in school districts to the choice of jury selection procedures, all the way to the ability of prediction markets to foster a consensus on the causes of climate change.


Research Interests

Primary: Microeconomics, Market and Mechanism Design

Secondary: Behavioral and Experimental Economics


Fair social ordering, egalitarianism, and animal welfare (with Marc Fleurbaey), 2020, Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
Bounded rationality and the choice of jury selection procedures, 2018, Journal of Law and Economics, 61(4), 711-738.

“Bounded rationality and the choice of jury selection procedures”, 2018, Journal of Law and Economics, Accepted.

“Deferred acceptance is minimally manipulable”, 2018, International Journal of Game Theory, Forthcoming.

“Egalitarianism with a dash of fair efficiency”, 2018, Economic Theory Bulletin, 6(2), 219 - 238.

“Impossibilities for strategy-proof committee selection mechanisms with vetoes”, 2017, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 73, 111-121.

“Fair social orderings with other-regarding preferences”, with Benoit Decerf, 2016, Social Choice and Welfare, 46 (3), 655-694.

“Betting and belief: prediction markets and attribution of climate change”, with Jonathan Gilligan and John Nay, 2016, Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation Conference.