Doctoral Student of the Month - January 2013

Daniel Hult


Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Daniel Hult and I am a doctoral candidate in law at the Accounting and Law Department at JIBS. I was born and raised in Jönköping.

How did you decide to become a doctoral student? And why did you decide to do it at JIBS?

During my education at JIBS’s Master program of Commercial and Tax Law I found myself being very interested in the theoretical sides of law. I asked a lot of questions during some of the seminars and at one point one of the professors said that such interest would be fitting for a doctoral candidate. That is how the idea of becoming a doctoral candidate was born. During the work with my master thesis I spoke a lot with my tutoring professor about continuing with a doctoral education after the master. However, at that time the former law department was short on research money for doctoral candidates and I was told that I would have to find funding on my own. I applied for external funding and was successful, which meant that JIBS could employ me as a doctoral candidate in March 2010.

What are your main research interests?

My main research interest is regulation theory, i.e. how different ways of regulating affects society, what are the up-sides and down-sides of different kinds of regulations and so on. My thesis focuses on the question whether law can create trust between contracting parties.

What is the best thing with working at JIBS?

The best thing about working at JIBS is the notion of trying to be a "fresh alternative" to the established universities in Sweden.