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Dr. Karen HORN Honorary Professor, University of Erfurt; Freelance Publicist, Zurich


 Karen Horn, born in 1966, teaches the history of economic thought and journalism at the University of Erfurt, Germany. She also serves as editor-in-chief for "Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik", a scholarly journal published by the German Economic Association. She is a co-founder of NOUS, an international academic network for constitutional economics and social philosophy. Her academic interests are located at the intersection of philosophy, economics, political science and history. In her teaching and research, she focusses on the work of Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek, James M. Buchanan and the German "ordoliberals". She holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Earlier in her career, Karen Horn was an economic policy editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and then head of the Berlin office of IW Köln, a large private economic research institute. She was awarded with the Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic journalism in 2010. She regularly writes essays and columns for various German and English language media and also appears on TV and radio. She has authored several books, e.g. "Roads to Wisdom - Conversations with Ten Nobel Laureates" (Elgar 2009) and "Hayek für jedermann" (FAZ Buch 2013). Karen Horn now lives in Zurich, Switzerland.