Niels Philipsen is Professor of Shifts in Private and Public Regulation at RILE, Erasmus School of Law. He is also Associate Professor in Law and Economics and Vice-Director of research institute METRO at Maastricht University. In the latter capacity he has coordinated and contributed to many academic and policy-related research projects, mostly in the domain of Law & Economics. His research expertise includes competition policy, regulation of professions, torts and insurance, and environmental regulation. From 2017 until 2021 he was also Adjunct Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, and in earlier years Visiting Professor at Peking University, Visiting Researcher at the University of Illinois, and a Temporary Agent at the European Commission/DG Competition.