Henok Asmelash

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Henok’s research focuses on issues at the intersection of trade, energy and the environment with a particular emphasis on the regulation of energy subsidies in the multilateral trading system. His is currently working on a new research project that examines the role of international economic law and its institutions in the much-sought transition towards sustainable energy sources. Henok is also interested in all the facets of regional economic integration in Africa.


Henok holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University (Milan) and LLM degrees in International Economic Law and Policy from the University of Barcelona and in Business Law from Addis Ababa University. Henok has consulted the World Institute on Development Economics Research and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development on intergovernmental efforts to tackle environmentally harmful fossil fuel subsidies.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Henok is interested in supervising students on any of the following areas:

International trade law
International investment law
Regional economic integration in Africa
Global energy transition governance