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First Name: Ad
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Last Name: Ridder

RePEc Short-ID: pri256

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(50%) Afdeling Econometrie
Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Bedrijfskunde
Vrije Universiteit
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: (020 59)86010
Fax: (020 59)86020
Postal: De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
Handle: RePEc:edi:ectvunl (more details at EDIRC)
(50%) Tinbergen Instituut
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)20 525 1600
Fax: +31 (0)20 551 3555
Postal: Gustav Mahlerplein 117, 1082 MS Amsterdam
Handle: RePEc:edi:tinbenl (more details at EDIRC)


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Working papers

  1. Radislav Vaisman & Zdravko Botev & Ad Ridder, 2013. "Sequential Monte Carlo for Counting Vertex Covers in General Graphs," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-122/III, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Zdravko Botev & Ad Ridder & Leonardo Rojas-Nandayapa, 2013. "Semiparametric Cross Entropy for Rare-Event Simulation," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-127/III, Tinbergen Institute.
  3. Ad Ridder & Bruno Tuffin, 2012. "Probabilistic Bounded Relative Error Property for Learning Rare Event Simulation Techniques," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 12-103/III, Tinbergen Institute.
  4. Paul Dupuis & Bahar Kaynar & Ad Ridder & Reuven Rubinstein & Radislav Vaisman, 2011. "Counting with Combined Splitting and Capture-Recapture Methods," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-062/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  5. Kleijnen, Jack P.C. & Ridder, A.A.N. & Rubinstein, R.Y., 2010. "Variance Reduction Techniques in Monte Carlo Methods," Discussion Paper 2010-117, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  6. Chris Dietz & Dinard van der Laan & Ad Ridder, 2010. "Approximate Results for a Generalized Secretary Problem," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 10-092/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  7. Bahar Kaynar & Arno Berger & Theodore P. Hill & Ad Ridder, 2010. "Finite-State Markov Chains obey Benford's Law," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 10-030/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  8. Bahar Kaynar & Ad Ridder, 2009. "The Cross-Entropy Method With Patching For Rare-Event Simulation Of Large Markov Chains," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-084/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  9. Ad Ridder & Adam Shwartz, 2005. "Large Deviations Methods and the Join-the-Shortest-Queue Model," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 05-016/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  10. Ad Ridder, 2004. "Importance Sampling Simulations of Markovian Reliability Systems using Cross Entropy," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 04-018/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  11. Ad Ridder & Adam Shwartz, 2004. "Large Deviations without Principle: Join the Shortest Queue," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 05-003/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  12. Korporaal, R. & Ridder, A.A.N. & Kloprogge, P. & Dekker, R., 1999. "Capacity planning of prisons in the Netherlands," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 9909-/A, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  13. Ridder, A.A.N. & Laan, E. van der & Salomon, M., 1997. "How Larger Demand Variability may Lead to Lower Costs in the Newsvendor Problem," Discussion Paper 1997-31, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  14. Ridder, A., 1993. "Fast simulation of Markov fluid models," Serie Research Memoranda 0021, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  15. Ridder, A., 1993. "On a stochastic ordering for random vectors and multidimensional Markov chains," Serie Research Memoranda 0028, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  16. Ridder, A., 1993. "Notes on stochastic orderings on lattices," Serie Research Memoranda 0029, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.


  1. Kaynar, Bahar & Ridder, Ad, 2010. "The cross-entropy method with patching for rare-event simulation of large Markov chains," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 207(3), pages 1380-1397, December.
  2. Ridder, Ad, 2009. "Importance sampling algorithms for first passage time probabilities in the infinite server queue," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 199(1), pages 176-186, November.
  3. Ad Ridder & Adam Shwartz, 2005. "Large deviations without principle: join the shortest queue," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 62(3), pages 467-483, December.
  4. van der Laan, Erwin & Dekker, Rommert & Salomon, Marc & Ridder, Ad, 1996. "An (s, Q) inventory model with remanufacturing and disposal," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 339-350, December.

NEP Fields

6 papers by this author were announced in NEP, and specifically in the following field reports (number of papers):
  1. NEP-CMP: Computational Economics (1) 2004-04-25
  2. NEP-ECM: Econometrics (3) 2004-04-25 2009-10-31 2012-10-13. Author is listed
  3. NEP-ORE: Operations Research (1) 2009-10-31


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