Maroeska Boots, PhD, is research fellow at ECN Policy Studies. She is an economist with a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics (Wageningen Agricultural University, 1999). She is expert in energy and environmental policy research, most notably in modelling and impact assessment of liberalisation of gas and electricity markets in Europe. Further specialisations are emissions trade, tradable renewable energy certificates and quota.
Mrs. Boots started working for ECN Policy Studies in 1998 on European gas market liberalisation and regulation. She has been involved in several European Commission projects concerning energy market analysis and certificates and CO2 emission trading, and in energy market advisory for Dutch authorities. She co-ordinated research on domestic emissions trade between sheltered and exposed sectors, co-ordinated the EU funded fifth framework project 'The role of an integrated tradable green certificate system in a liberalising market' (InTraCert) and did advisory work on the interaction of emissions trading and green certificates. Recently she was involved in the Synergy project 'Enhancing Gas Supply Security in an Enlarged Europe' (ENGAGED) and in the fifth framework project 'Insuring Against Disruptions of Energy Supply' (INDES). She is also responsible for ECN's electricity market model for North-western Europe, which was e.g. used in a study for the Dutch competition authority NMa on the price effect of market concentration in the Dutch electricity market.