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prof. dr. M. Mulder

Professor of Regulation of Energy Markets


Machiel Mulder (2020), Regulation of Energy Markets: Economic Mechanisms and Policy Evaluation. Springer Nature (361 pages)

Press releases RUG:

"University of Groningen and New Energy Coalition launch MBA Energy Transition" (30 September 2020)

"Green hydrogen only profitable if gas prices are high and if a strict climate policy is in place" (12 March 2019)

"Electrification will cause major increase in gas demand in the Netherlands" (23 May 2018) (#1 of  top 5 highest number of readers of press releases of UoG in 2018)

"Successful energy transition requires internatoinal electricity market" (9 March 2017)

"Machiel Mulder appointed as board member of the International Association for Energy Economics" (8 February 2017)

"International Energy Economics Conference 2018 to be held in Groningen" (31 March 2015)

"NWO grant for Prof. Mulder: Changes to electricity market due to sustainable energy" (12 March 2015)

Publicity by International Association for Energy Economics:

special issue on the 41st IAEE conference in Groningen, 10-13 June 2018

Inaugural speech (11 March 2014) (in Dutch):

"Balanceren in onzekerheid: zoektocht naar de optimale regulering"

paper (pdf); speech (pdf); powerpoint (pdf); press release

 Professional experience:

  • 2013 -        : University of Groningen (UoG), Faculty of Economics and Business, Professor of Regulation of Energy Markets
  • 2013 - 2016: Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM), Office of the Chief Economist, specialist Regulatory Economics
  • 2007 - 2013: Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa), deputy Chief Economist
  • 2006 / 2007: CE Delft, head of the Department of Economics
  • 2000 - 2006: Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), head Energy Department
  • 1989 - 1999: Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), scientific member of staff
  • 1986 - 1988: Council for Small and Medium Sized Firms (RMK), scientific member of staff
  • 1984 - 1985: University of Groningen (UoG), Faculty of Economics, research assistant


  • 1994: PhD Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 1990: Bachelor Business Administration
  • 1985: Master Economics, University of Groningen (cum laude)
  • 1984: Bachelor Philosophy, University of Groningen
  • 1983: Bachelor Economics, University of Groningen
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Working hours:
Monday - Friday