Cortege Tilbrug University

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Bio

I am studying the organization and regulation of energy markets. Several questions are addressed:

  • Which regulatory instruments are necessary to obtain a sustainable energy system? How can we organize the market such that we will use the optimal mix of renewable and conventional technologies
  • Do energy firms have market power? If abuse of market power is a problem, which steps can the government take to reduce market power? Are standard competition policy rules sufficient or should we rely on sector-specific regulation?
  • Will a healthy and competitive energy sector deliver a secure energy supply system? What is the role of the government?

Subjects

Recent publications

  1. The Dutch retail electricity market

    Mulder, M., & Willems, B. (2019). The Dutch retail electricity market. Energy Policy, 127, 228-239.
  2. Optimal regulation of network expansion

    Willems, B., & Zwart, G. (2018). Optimal regulation of network expansion. RAND Journal of Economics, 49(1), 23-42.
  3. Providing Efficient Network Access to Green Power Generators

    Petropoulos, G., & Willems, B. (2017). Providing Efficient Network Access to Green Power Generators: A Long-term Property Rights Perspective. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2017-010). Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Providing Efficient Network Access to Green Power Generators

    Petropoulos, G., & Willems, B. (2017). Providing Efficient Network Access to Green Power Generators: A Long-term Property Rights Perspective. (TILEC Discussion Paper; Vol. 2017-007). Tilburg: TILEC.
  5. Competition in Retail Electricity Markets

    Mulder, M., & Willems, B. (2016). Competition in Retail Electricity Markets: An Assessment of Ten Years Dutch Experience. (TILEC Discussion Paper; Vol. 2016-011). Tilburg: TILEC.

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