Mark Sanders is associate professor of economics of transition and sustainability at Utrecht University School of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in 2004 from Maastricht University with the dissertation Skill Biased Technical Change: Its Origins, the Interaction with the Labour Market and Policy Implications. When Mark joined the Max Planck Society Institute for Economics in Jena, Germany in 2005 he shifted his research focus to entrepreneurship economics. When he joined the Utrecht School of Economics he began to investigate the role of entrepreneurship in shaping energy transition and has bridged and combined these topics and published extensively in international peer reviewed journals. He is also a founding member of the Sustainable Finance Lab at the Utrecht School of Economics and was scientific coordinator of the FIRES-consortium 2015–2018. In addition to his academic qualifications, Mark has been an active member of the Dutch liberal-democratic party D66.