Philippe Vassilopoulos is Director of Product Development at EPEX SPOT where he also served as Economist and Market Surveillance Officer. Before joining EPEX SPOT, Philippe Vassilopoulos was an Associate Director with IHS CERA. He specializes in the European wholesale power and gas markets. His expertise includes market design, price formation and price modelling, asset valuation and due diligence, regulations as well as market surveillance. Dr. Vassilopoulos also carried out applied research on price signals and investment incentives in the European electricity markets for the Commission de Regulation de lEnergie. He holds a Masters degree and a PhD from the University of Paris-Dauphine.