Jörgen HettneSenior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Director of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


  • Business Law, EU Law, Competition Law, State Aid, Public Procurement, State monopolies


My research interests are in the field of European Union’s constitutional law and issues concerning the internal market and competition policy, in particular state monopolies, public procurement and state aid law.


I teach mainly in EU Law and Competition Law and is responsible for the course ”EU:s marknads- och konkurrensrätt” (EU Market and Competition Law) at the Department of Business Law, the course ”State Measures Distorting Competition” within the Master Programme European Business Law (Faculty of Law) and the course ”EU law” within the Master Programme European Affairs (Department of Political Science).

Societal impact

I have been in charge of several governmental inquiries regarding the relationship between EU law and Swedish law: Inre marknadsutredningen (UD 2008:1), Filiallagsutredningen (N 2009:16) and E-handel och hemleverans av alkoholdrycker till konsumenter (S 2014:1). I have also been asked to write research reports within investigations conducted by the Swedish National Audit Office: Statens roll på den svenska spelmarknaden (2012), Staten på telekommarknaden (2013) och Offentligt stöd på svaga bostadsmarknader (2014). Finally, I have written two research reports on behalf of the Swedish Parliament: Subsidiaritetsprincipen efter Lissabon, published by the Parliament in March 2014 (2013/14:RFR10) and Konstitutionella förutsättningar för riksdagens deltagande i EU-samarbetet (March 2017).

Recent research outputs

Jörgen Hettne 2017 Aug Stockholm: Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier (Sieps). 16 p. (Europapolitisk Analys; vol. 2017, no. 7epa)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Jörgen Hettne 2017 Jan 12 National and Regional Parliaments in the EU-Legislative Procedure Post-Lisabon: The Impact of the Early Warning Mechanism. Jonsson Cornell, A. & Goldoni, M. (eds.). Oxford: Hart Publishing Ltd, p. 51-67 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Jörgen Hettne, Xavier Groussot & Pétursson, G. T. 2017 General Principles of Law: European and Comparative Perspective. Vogenauer, S. & Weatherill, S. (eds.). Oxford: Hart Publishing Ltd, Vol. 23, p. 77-103 27 p. 6

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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