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prof. dr. E. (Edwin) Woerdman

Professor of Markets and Regulation
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Edwin Woerdman (1970) is Professor of Markets and Regulation at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands since 2018. He is also Managing Board Member of the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability (GCELS) since 2007.

Woerdman defended his PhD on climate law and economics in Groningen in 2002. He graduated cum laude in political science at Radboud University Nijmegen in 1996.

Woerdman has specialized in energy and carbon market regulation, concentrating on emissions trading and other tradable rights. He published more than one hundred articles, chapters and monographs, including Essential EU Climate Law published by Edward Elgar and Politiek en Politicologie published by Noordhoff. Two of his papers on emissions trading appeared 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 in Energy and Climate Law in Groningen, rated among the Top 10 Energy Masters in the World (by He is Academic Director of this LLM since 2021. 

Woerdman currently supervises PhD candidates Liv Malin Andreasson, Jamie Behrendt and Manolis Kotzampasakis. His former PhDs are Silke Goldberg (2023), Lesley Fisscher (2022), Ceciel Nieuwenhout (2020), Thijs Jong (2018), Suryapratim Roy (2017) and Martin Holterman (2011).

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