Dr. Edwin Woerdman is Associate Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands since 2004. He is also Co-director of the Groningen Centre of Energy Law 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. As of September 2015 he is Co-chairman of this Department. Woerdman is an expert in the field of emissions trading, including its implementation in the energy sector, with around 19 years of research experience on this subject. His publications include ‘The Institutional Economics of Market-Based Climate Policy’ issued by Elsevier, and ‘Essential EU Climate Law’ published by Edward Elgar.