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Research interests

Prof.dr. Martijn Groenleer is Professor of Regional Law and Governance and Director of the Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG). On 3 June 2016, he delivered his inaugural address (in Dutch).

In recent years, his research has focused on the analysis and design of regulation and governance at local and regional, as well as European and international levels. His research interests include the design & development, implementation & use, and monitoring & evaluation of new forms of collaboration among public, private and non-profit organizations in tackling against such complex problems as global climate change and transnational organized crime.

As part of his research on the development of the regulatory state, Martijn was a Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow at Harvard University. In 2012, he received a prestigious NWO VENI grant to set up a study into coordination and cooperation in multi-level regulatory systems, among other things in the area of energy. In 2015, he was a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he studied the regulation and governance of cybersecurity.

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During 2002 and 2003 Martijn worked as a policy adviser at the Task Force International Criminal Court of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Until 2015 he was employed with the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, first as Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management.


In Tilburg, Martijn teaches in the bachelor and the master programmes and supervises several PhD students.

Current courses

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External positions

Member, Advisory Board Performance Measurement (Nationale Politie)

1 Jan 2019 → …

Member, Advisory Board, Expertise Centre Safety & Security (Avans Hogeschool)

1 Nov 2018 → …

Member, Strategic Advisory Board, Unit Strategic Analysis & Policy (TNO)

1 Jan 2018 → …

Member, MVI Energy Brigade (Topsector Energie)

1 Mar 2017 → …


  • Globalisation
  • Regional Governance
  • Public policy
  • Public governance
  • Public Administration
  • Regulation
  • Public management
  • Cities
  • Regions
  • Climate & Energy
  • Safety & Security
  • Economic Development

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Research Output 2002 2019

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Differentiatie in Regionale Governance en de Relatie met Economische Groei en Ontwikkeling

Translated title of the contribution: Differentiation in Regional Governance and its Relationship with Economic Growth and DevelopmentGroenleer, M., Stam, E., Tordoir, P., Verba, M., Broekman, C. & Ponds, R., 22 May 2018, Amsterdam / Tilburg / Utrecht: Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken. 161 p. (Onderzoek in opdracht van het Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

growth and development
economic growth
economic development

Evidence‐based prevention of organized crime: Assessing a new collaborative approach

Waardenburg, M., Groenleer, M., de Jong, J. & Bolhaar, H., 2018, In : Public Administration Review. 78, 2, p. 315-317 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Governing through visions: Evaluating the performativity of the European gas target models

Dignum, M., Correlje, A., Groenleer, M. & Scholten, D., Jan 2018, In : Energy Research & Social Science. 35, January , p. 193-204 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Implementatie van de Omgevingswet: Flexibiliteit en rechtszekerheid in de waterschapsverordening

Kamroun, N. & Groenleer, M., 2018, In : Milieu en Recht. 45, 10, p. 704-711 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review