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2020 Laureate Profile: Professor Ross Buckley

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Professor Ross Buckley

Professor Ross Buckley

Administering Organisation: The University of New South Wales 

Fellowship project summary

FL200100007: We are at the beginning of a data revolution. This project aims to make Australia’s legal and regulatory systems fit to deal with the utterly transformative rise of data and its algorithmic analysis. The project will identify reforms to laws and regulatory approaches to reap the benefits and limit the major risks of this transformation. The project’s findings will inform law reforms and changes in regulatory approaches and theoretical understandings here and abroad. Findings will underpin reforms which, being largely bipartisan, should enjoy high prospects of implementation. Expected benefits include a substantial lift in economic growth, enhanced cybersecurity, and enhanced protections of consumer and individual rights.

Australian Research Council funding: $ 2,634,900.00

About Professor Ross Buckley

Ross Buckley is a Scientia Professor, and the KPMG Law-KWM Professor of Disruptive Innovation and Law, at The University of New South Wales.

Professor Buckley’s key research areas are FinTech, RegTech and blockchain and he is currently fascinated by central bank digital currencies.

His research on FinTech and RegTech has been downloaded more frequently from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) than that of any other social scientist in the world. His research across all fields of law has been the second most frequently downloaded in the past 12 months from SSRN and is routinely cited in most scholarly analyses of FinTech and RegTech.

Professor Buckley has advised over 12 nations on digital finance and financial inclusion issues and his research findings are regularly used by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank in advising developing country governments. 

Find out more about Professor Buckley’s research by visiting his profile page on The University of New South Wales website

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page.

Image credit: The University of New South Wales 


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