Jörgen Hettne

Jörgen Hettne

Head of Department, Professor, Professor, Director of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University

Personal profile


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 am director of the Master programme in European and International Trade and Tax Law (MEITT) and teach mainly in EU Law and Competition Law. I am also responsible for the course ”EU:s marknads- och konkurrensrätt” (EU Market and Competition Law) at the Department of Business Law, and the course "EU law” within the Master Programme European Affairs (Department of Political Science).

Societal impact

Due to my research, I have been appointed by the Swedish goverment to chair several governmental inquiries regarding the relationship between EU law and Swedish law: Inre marknadsutredningen (UD 2008:1 -SOU 2009:71), Filiallagsutredningen (N 2009:16 - SOU 2010:46) and E-handel och hemleverans av alkoholdrycker till konsumenter (S 2014:1 - SOU 2014:58). 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).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law

Free keywords

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


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