Dr. Karen Horn

Fields of knowledge: Economics

Karen Horn deals with the history of economic ideas, methodology, order theory and order politics, the history of the social market economy, the origin and future of liberalism, economic ethics as order ethics, as well as the history of civilization and the morality of capitalism. Against the current background, it strives to liberate liberalism from a narrow-mindedness and to anchor it instead as a superordinate attitude.


A deep, comprehensive, fundamental philanthropy is the very essence of liberalism. 


Short vita

Karen Horn (*1966) is a lecturer in the history of economic ideas at various universities, including the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Erfurt and the University of Siegen. Her specialty is the work of Adam Smith and Friedrich August von Hayek. She is one of the initiators of the interdisciplinary academic network NOUS and, among other things, as a trusted lecturer of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, looks after young academics. She also works as coeditor and editor-in-chief of "Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik", one of the two scientific journals of the Verein für Socialpolitik. She studied economics at Saarland University and Bordeaux; she received her doctorate at the Université de Lausanne.

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