Research faculty

Henrik Horn


Among the questions that Henrik Horn tries to answer with his research:

  • How should state-to-state investment agreements be designed, and what are their effects?
  • How should the jurisdiction to enforce competition law for standard-essential patents be allocated among national competition agencies?
  • How should trade agreements be designed to address national restrictions on cross-border data mobility?
  • How do transmission system operators affect the integration of national electricity markets?


New research

Economics of International Investment Agreements Henrik Horn and Thomas Tangerås

Horn's research mainly focuses on issues at the intersection of Economics and Law, and in particular economic and legal aspects of international integration agreements, such as the WTO and the EU, and international investment agreements. Other interests include regulatory issues, and in particular competition policy. Henrik Horn has also done research in various other areas, including trade theory and trade policy, industrial organization, and labor economics.


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Henrik Horn


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Henrik Horn became Doctor of Economics at Stockholm School of Economics 1983. He spent about 25 years at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University (SU), he worked for four years at WTO in Geneva, and has served as a judge in Marknadsdomstolen (the Swedish supreme court for e.g. competition law). Henrik Horn is Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based think tank, former Co-Chief Reporter for the American Law Institute project Legal and Economic Legal and Economic Principles of World Trade Law. He is Research Fellow in the International Trade and Industrial Organization Programmes of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, and an Editorial Board member of the World Trade Review and Journal of World Trade. Henrik Horn has taught courses from introductory level to advanced graduate level at e.g Stockholm University, Stockholm School of Economics, the University of Michigan, Princeton University, the World Trade Institute (Bern), and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva).



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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Lars Backsell.

Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

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