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Bert Willems

Associate professor of economics, Tilburg University

Bert Willems is associate professor of economics at Tilburg University. His main research interests include industrial organisation, market design, competition policy and game theory, with a particular focus on energy markets.

Bert is vice-president of the Benelux Association for Energy Economics (BAEE) and senior member of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). Before joining Tilburg University, he held research positions at the Florence School of Regulation and the University of California Energy Institute. He has a PhD in Economics and a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, both from KU Leuven.

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External Publication

Long-term transmission rights and dynamic efficiency

We compare market designs for access regulation of a bottleneck transmission line, and study their impact on investment decisions by an incumbent firm with an existing dirty technology and entrant with an uncertain future low-carbon technology.

By: Georgios Petropoulos and Bert Willems Topic: Banking and capital markets, Green economy Date: June 16, 2020
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Working Paper

Providing efficient network access to green power generators: A long-term property rights perspective

This paper analyses the dynamic efficiency of several types of access regulation of a bottleneck transmission line in electricity markets.

By: Georgios Petropoulos, Bert Willems and Bruegel Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Green economy Date: November 2, 2016