Philipp Hacker

Philipp Hacker

Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence

Philipp’s main areas of research include behavioral law and economics; the regulation of, and with, big data and machine learning; and questions of trust and complexity in blockchain environments. He holds a PhD in law from Humboldt-University of Berlin as well as an LL.M. from Yale Law School and is currently based at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, as a Max Weber Fellow. Additionally, he is an Associate Member of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at UCL, where he is involved in a project on digital finance and blockchain.


Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Law, Psychology, Public Policy


Behavioral Science, Blockchain, Complex Systems, Digital Currencies, Privacy, Technology Law


European University Institute; Humboldt-University of Berlin; UCL

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