Derck Koolen, MSc

Derck Koolen
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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ERIM Membership(s)
  • ERIM Doctoral Student (since 2014)


Derck Koolen is a PhD Candidate at the Technology and Operations Management department of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and currently a visiting research fellow at London Business School. His research focuses on the risks and challenges for electricity market design in integrating sustainable energy sources. Following a multi-method approach, the impact of a larger integration of intermittent renewable energy sources is assessed in terms of market efficiency, strategic bidding decisions and risk behavior in relation to the design of electricity markets. Derck has been a visiting scholar at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley and Warrington College of Business, University of Florida.

Derck is involved in teaching courses for MBA and MSc students and has supervised over 20 master thesis projects with practical relevance. He has served as an advisor for RSM teams in international business case competitions and has experience as freelance writer and consultant offering expertise in commodity market design, electricity regulation, and technology & innovation policy. Derck holds a Master's degree in Energy Engineering from the University of Leuven and has worked as an energy economist for a German grid operator. 

Professional experience

PhD Candidate

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management