Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

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Prof. H.M. (Hans) Amman


  • Faculty of Economics and Business
    Section Quantitative Economics
  • Visiting address
    REC E
    Roetersstraat 11  Room number: E3.352
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15867
    1001 NJ  Amsterdam
  • H.M.Amman@uva.nl
    T: 0651532162
  • Secretaresse: Cora Rijks
    secretariaat-vicevoorzitter-cvb@uva.nl
    T: +31 (0)20 525 6190

Professor H.M. Amman (1957) was the vice-president of the UvA-AUAS/HvA Executive Board from February 2014 to December 2016.

Amman started his professional career at the UvA, where he completed his studies and obtained his PhD in Economics, before going on to become assistant professor at the Department of Macro-economics and later professor of Computational Economics. Between 2000 and 2006, Amman was affiliated with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where he held successive posts as dean of the School of Technology Management and member of the Executive Board. Amman was vice-president and member of the Executive Board of Utrecht University (UU) from 2006 to 2014.

  • Financial policy
  • Strategic information policy (incl. SURF, the Dutch collaborative organisation for higher education institutions and research institutions aimed at breakthrough innovations in ICT)
  • Real estate and accommodations policy
  • Development Amsterdam Science Park
  • General operational management
  • Occupational health, safety and environment
  • Comprehrensive safety and security policy
  • Sustainability (teaching, research and operational management)
  • Valorisation implementation (incl. Technology Transfer Office - TTO, UvA/HvA Holding)
  • Student housing, student facilities
  • Library, media and heritage collections
  • Management of UvA-HvA service units

2014

  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (2014). Comparison of policy functions from optimal learning and adaptive control frameworks. Computational Management Science, 11(3), 221-235. DOI: 10.1007/s10287-014-0215-9  [details] 
  • Kendrick, D. A., & Amman, H. M. (2014). Quarterly fiscal policy. The Economists' Voice, 11(1), 7-12. DOI: 10.1515/ev-2013-0034  [details] 
  • Kendrick, D. A., Amman, H. M., & Tucci, M. P. (2014). Learning about learning in dynamic economic models. In K. Schmedders, & K. L. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of computational economics. - Vol. 3 (pp. 1-35). (Handbooks in Economics). Amsterdam: Elsevier, North-Holland. [details] 

2013

  • Tucci, M. P., Kendrick, D. A., & Amman, H. M. (2013). Expected optimal feedback with time-varying parameters. Computational Economics, 42(3), 351-371. DOI: 10.1007/s10614-012-9340-0 

2010

  • Tucci, M. P., Kendrick, D. A., & Amman, H. M. (2010). The parameter set in an adaptive control Monte Carlo experiment: Some considerations. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34(9), 1531-1549. DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2010.06.014 

2007

  • Alkemade, F., La Poutre, J. A., & Amman, H. M. (2007). On social learning and robust evolutionary algorithmic design in cournot oligopoly game. Computational Intelligence, 23(2), 162-175. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8640.2007.00300.x 

2006

  • Kendrick, D. A., & Amman, H. M. (2006). A classification system for economic stochastic control models. Computational Economics, 27(4), 453-481.

2003

  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (2003). Mitigation of the Lucas critique with stochastic control methods. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 27(11-12), 2035-2057. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-1889(02)00115-X 

2001

  • Amman, H. M., & Duraiappah, A. K. (2001). Modeling instrumental rationality, land tenure and conflict resolution. Computational Economics, 18(3), 251-257.

2000

  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (2000). Stochastic policy design in a learning environment with rational expectations. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 106(3), 509-520. [details] 

1999

  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1999). Linear quadratic optimization for models with rational expectations. Macroeconomic Dynamics, (2), 534-543. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1999). Matrix methods for solving nonlinear dynamic optimization models. In D. S. G. Pollock, R. J. Heijmans, & A. Satorra (Eds.), Innovations in Multivariate Statistical Analysis (pp. 257-276). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1999). Programming languages in economics. Computational Economics, (14), 151-181. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1999). Should macroeconomic policy makers consider parameter covariances? Computational Economics, (14), 263-272. [details] 
  • Alvarez Gonzalez, F., & Amman, H. M. (1999). Learning-by-doing under un-certainty. Computational Economics, (14), 255-262. [details] 

1998

  • Amman, H. M. (1998). Netnomics a new branch of Economics. Netnomics, 1, 1-5. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. H. (1998). Computing the steady state of linear quadratic optimization for models with rational expectations. Economics Letters, 58, 185-191. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-1765(97)00263-2  [details] 
  • Mercado, R., Kendrick, D. A., & Amman, H. M. (1998). Teaching Macroeconomics with GAMS. Computational Economics, 12, 125-149. [details] 

1997

  • Amman, H. M. (1997). What is Computational Economics? Computational Economics, 10, 103-106. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1997). Active Learning. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 21, 1613-1614. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-1889(97)00058-4  [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1997). The DUALI/DUALPC Software for optimal control models. In B. Rustem, H. M. Amman, & A. B. Whinston (Eds.), Computational Approaches to Economic Problems. Advances in Computational Economics. (pp. 363-372). Dordrecht: Kluwer. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Neudecker, H. (1997). Numerical solutions of the algebraic matrix Riccati equation. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 21, 363-369. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-1889(96)00936-0  [details] 

1996

  • Amman, H. M. (1996). Numerical Optimization Methods for Dynamic Optimization Problems. In D. A. Kendrick, H. M. Amman, & J. Rust (Eds.), Handbook of Computational Economics. (pp. 579-618). Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishers. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M. (1996). Numerical Optimization Methods for Dynamic Optimization Problems. In H. M. Amman, D. A. Kendrick, & J. Rust (Eds.), Handbook of Computational Economics (pp. 579-618). Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishers. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1996). Forward looking variables in deterministic control. Annals of Operations Research, 68C, 141-160. [details] 
  • Achath, S., Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1996). An analytical and numerical method for solving adaptive control models which include forward looking variables. In A. Sen, & N. S. S. Narayana (Eds.), Poverty, environment and economic development (pp. 293-340). Michigan: Interline Publishing. [details] 

1995

  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1995). Nonconvexities in stochastic control models. International Economic Review, 36, 455-475. DOI: 10.2307/2527206  [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., & Kendrick, D. A. (1995). Nonconvexities in stochastic control problems: an analysis. In A. B. Whinston, & W. W. Cooper (Eds.), New directions in computational economics (pp. 57-94). Dordrecht: Kluwer. [details] 
  • Amman, H. M., Kendrick, D. A., & Achath, S. (1995). Solving stochastic optimization models with learning and rational expectations. Economics Letters, 48, 9-13. DOI: 10.1016/0165-1765(95)98449-Y  [details] 

1988

  • Amman, H. M., & Jager, H. (1988). Exchange rate system simulation by means of vector processing. Simulation, 51(2), 53-56. DOI: 10.1177/003754978805100204 

1987

  • Amman, H. M., & Jager, H. (1987). Optimal economic policies under a crawling-peg exchange-rate system: An empirical approach. In C. Carraro, & D. Sartore (Eds.), Developments of control theory for economic analysis (pp. 105-126). (Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics; No. Vol. 7). Dordrecht: Kluwer.

1986

  • Jager, H., & Amman, H. M. (1986). Reglas óptimas para el desplazamiento del tipo de cambio en un pequeño país industrializado: Análisis empírico. Información Comercial Española: ICE. Revista de economia, (639), 25-41.

2009

  • Alkemade, F., La Poutre, J. A., & Amman, H. M. (2009). Robust evolutionary algorithm design for socio-economic simulation: A correction. Computational Economics, 33(1), 99-102. DOI: 10.1007/s10614-008-9147-1 

2006

  • Kendrick, D. A., Mercado, R., & Amman, H. M. (2006). Computational Economics. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

1998

  • Amman, H. M. (1998). Computational Economics: Schakel tussen Theorie en Empirie. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Academic Press. [details] 

1997

  • Amman, H. M., & Thio, K. B. T. (1997). Een grote of kleine EMU. Tijdschrift voor het Economisch Onderwijs, 97, 128-132. [details] 

1996

  • Amman, H. M. (1996). Numerical optimization methods for dynamic optimization problems. In D. A. Kendrick, H. M. Amman, & J. Rust (Eds.), Handbook of computational economics (pp. 579-618). Haarlem: North Holland Publishers. [details] 

Award

  • Amman, H. (2014). Erepenning van de Universiteit Utrecht.
  • Amman, H. (2006). Holst Medal.

Journal editor

  • Amman, H. (editor in chief) (1988-). Springer (Publisher).

Talk / presentation

  • Amman, H. (speaker) (14-4-2016). Approximating the Value Function for Optimal Experimentation, Fourth ISCEF conference.

2017

  • Amman, H. M., & Tucci, M. P. (2017). The DUAL Approach in an Infinite Horizon Model. (Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Statistica; No. 766). Siena: Università di Siena. [details] 

2015

  • Amman, H. M. (in press). Approximating the Value Function for Optimal Experimentation. QE.
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