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prof. dr. E. Woerdman

Professor of Markets and Regulation
prof. dr. E. Woerdman

Edwin Woerdman is Professor of Markets and Regulation at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands since 2018. He is also Co-director of the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability since 2007.

Woerdman (1970) graduated cum laude in political science at Radboud University Nijmegen, where he specialized in economic theory. He defended his PhD on climate law and economics in Groningen in 2002. He was Chairman of the Department of Law and Economics at the University of Groningen from 2005 until 2009 and Co-chairman from 2015 until 2017.

Woerdman is an expert in the field of carbon market regulation, including the implementation of emissions trading in the energy sector, with more than 20 years of research experience. He published several international peer-reviewed articles (e.g. in the Review of Law and Economics), book chapters (e.g. in the Elgar Companion to Law and Economics) and monographs, including The Institutional Economics of Market-Based Climate Policy issued by Elsevier. He has co-edited a textbook on Essential EU Climate Law published by Edward Elgar as well as a book on the Legal Design of Carbon Capture and Storage published by Intersentia. Woerdman is also author of an introduction to political science and co-author of an introduction to law and economics, both in Dutch and published by Noordhoff.

Woerdman is in the top 10% of authors on SSRN by all-time downloads. His paper on emissions trading and the polluter-pays principle is in the Top 20 Most Downloaded Articles of the Review of Law and Economics. Woerdman’s Master courses on 'Climate Law' and 'Economics of Regulation' are part of the LLM Energy and Climate Law in Groningen which has been rated among the Top 10 Energy Masters in the World (by

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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands