Niels Philipsen studied Economics (with a specialization in competition policy) at Maastricht University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree on the thesis “Regulation of and by pharmacists in the Netherlands and Belgium: An economic approach” at the UM Faculty of Law. Philipsen is Associate Professor in Law and Economics at the Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO), where he is also Vice-Director (0.8 FTE). In July 2016 he was appointed extraordinary Professor of Shifts in Private and Public Regulation at the Erasmus School of Law (0.2 FTE); and in November 2016 he was appointed Adjunct Professor of the School of Law and Economics at the China University of Political Science and Law.
Philipsen conducted research for inter alia the European Commission, OECD, several Dutch ministries and the International Bar Association. He also worked as temporary agent for the European Commission (DG Competition), and was a visiting researcher at Peking University and the University of Illinois. From January 2013 until April 2016 he was a member of the FP7 Collaborative Project EFFACE (EU action to fight environmental crime). Philipsen wrote several books and articles.
Niels Philipsen (2017) - Shifts in Private and Public Regulation: The Example of Work-Related Risks - Eleven International Publishing
JG Erp, Michael Faure, A Nollkaemper & Niels Philipsen (2019) - Smart Mixes in Relation to Transboundary Environmental Harm - doi: 10.1017/9781108653183 - Cambridge University
SE Weishaar, Niels Philipsen & W Xu (2017) - Regulatory Reform in China and the EU: A Law and Economics Perspective - Edward Elgar Publishing
Niels Philipsen, SE Weishaar & G Xu (2016) - Market Integration: The EU Experience and Implications for Regulatory Reform in China - Springer
Michael Faure & Niels Philipsen (2020) - Standardisation from a law and economics perspectiveThe legitimacy of standardisation as a regulatory technique: A cross-disciplinary and multi-level analysis - doi: 10.4337/9781789902952.00013 - Edwad Elgar Publishing
Michael Faure & Niels Philipsen (2020) - Standardisation from a law and economics perspective - Edward Elgar Publishing
JG Erp, Michael Faure, A Nollkaemper & Niels Philipsen (2019) - Conclusion: Smart Mixes in Relation to Transboundary Environmental Harm - doi: 10.1017/9781108653183.015 - Cambridge University Press
JG Erp, Michael Faure, J Liu, M Karavias, A Nollkaemper & Niels Philipsen (2019) - Introduction: The concept of smart mixes for transboundary environmental harm - doi: 10.1017/9781108653183.001 - Cambridge University Press
Niels Philipsen (2018) - European Regulation of the Liberal Professions? - Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust in National Authorities - Intersentia
Niels Philipsen (2019) - Guest lecture “The More Economic Approach in EU Competition Law: Lessons for China?” - Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), School of Law
Niels Philipsen (2019) - Guest lecture “Recent Developments in the Economics of Regulation: On the Choice between Public and Private Regulation” - China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) School of Law
Niels Philipsen (2019) - Lecture “The More Economic Approach in EU Competition Law: A Critical Perspective” - Competition Seminar
Niels Philipsen (2017) - Master Course 'State Aid and Public Procurement in the EU' (May/June 2017) - Coordinator of the part on State Aid, including economics of State Aid, regional aid and goals of EU State Aid policy.