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Elif Härkönen

Associate Professor, Docent

Dr. Härkönen is an expert on Swedish, European and American securities regulation. She has testified in court as an expert witness on issues relating to insider trading, securities fraud and disclosure in stock market corporations. 

Associate Professor of Law (Docent)

Elif Härkönen is an Associate Professor of Law (Docent) at the Faculty of Management and Engineering, Business Law Department.

She is the author of a book and articles in securities law, FinTech and corporate social responsibility. Her major works includes her thesis on US and EU disclosure regulation on the stock market as well as articles on US and EU sanctions in the field of securities law. During the past few years, her research has mainly focused on legal implications of the FinTech revolution as well as corporate social responsibility issues.


Elif Härkönen joined the faculty at the Department of Business Law in Linköping in 2011. She teaches courses in securities law, banking and finance law, corporate law and antitrust/competition law. Before joining the Linköping University faculty, she worked at Gothenburg University, where she taught courses in company, securities and tourism law.  

Dr. Härkönen graduated from Tulane Law School in the United States with an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law in 2001 and a Master of Laws from Gothenburg University in 2002. She earned her PhD at the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University in 2013. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Brief facts

Areas of Interest

  • Securities Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • FinTech

Courses taught

  • Corporations Law
  • Securities Law
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Banking & Finance Law


  • Docent, Linköping University, Sweden, 2018
  • Certificate of Qualification in Canadian Law (NCA), 2017 
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association, 2014
  • Associate Professor, Linköping University, Sweden, 2013
  • PhD in Civil Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 2013
  • Master of Laws, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 2002
  • LL.M. in International Law, Tulane Law School, USA, 2001


Cover of publication 'Book cover.'
Elif Härkönen, Thomas Neumann, Cecilie Højvang Christensen (2022)

Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business: A Commentary , s.765-783

Cover of publication 'Book cover'
Atsuko Hashimoto, Elif Härkönen, Edward Nkyi (2021)


Andrea Fried, Elif Härkönen (2024) Organising regulation - A discourse analysis of digital operational resilience in regulatory conversations


Elif Härkönen, Thomas Neumann, Cecilie Højvang Christensen (2022) The regulation of crowdfunding in the Nordic countries Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business: A Commentary, p. 765-783
Elif Härkönen (2022) ECSPR versus the United States crowdfunding regime Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business: A Commentary, p. 796-807

Study on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism