Derck Koolen is a macro-scale energy economist, currently leading energy system and market modelling activities in the European Commission. His work focusses on providing economic analyses for policy design to advance the implementation of European energy objectives. Before joining the European Commission, Derck gained practical experience in energy markets and finance working for a renewable energy investor in Germany and at the trade floor of an energy utility in the Netherlands.
Within the Finance section at U.S.E., Derck is involved with the Sustainable Finance and Investments programme. His research interest lie in the field of energy and commodity finance, with a focus on renewable energy economics and investments. His articles are published in refereed journals such as The Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy and Renewable Energy.
Derck holds a PhD in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a MSc in engineering from the University of Leuven. He has further been affiliated with the Energy Institute at Haas of the University of California, Berkeley and the Energy Markets Group of the London Business School.