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Jonathan Greenacre

Hitachi Center Faculty Fellow, Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs

Jonathan Greenacre

Hitachi Center Faculty Fellow, Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs
Phone
617-627-3700
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Education
  • Ph.D., Law, Oxford University
  • M.Sc. in Law and Finance, Oxford University
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • B.A., History and Politics, Sydney University, Australia
Biography

Jonathan is a scholar and lawyer. He focuses on developing new regulatory frameworks for the digital revolution, particularly fintech payment systems/cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, transportation, the internet of things. 

Jonathan has a Masters in law and Finance and a PhD in Law from Oxford University.

He has delivered lectures on law and technology in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa. His work has been published by a range of journals. He is now writing a book on the regulation of mobile money, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.

Jonathan practiced law in a commercial law firm. He has provided legal and regulatory advice to the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and central banks in Africa and the Pacific.

Professional Activities
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Faculty of Law, Oxford University (2016-2017)
  • Consultant to the International Monetary Fund, United Nations, World Bank, and central banks (2012- ongoing)
  • Pre-doctoral Fellow: Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (2012-2015)
  • Lawyer, Clayton Utz law firm (Australia) (2007-2010)
Other Affiliations
  • United Nations Pacific Roster of Experts
Research Interests
  • Law and technology
  • The interrelationship between technology, economics, and law
  • Technology and law in emerging markets
Publications

BOOKS 

2020 THE REGULATION OF MOBILE MONEY (Cambridge University   Press, New York (forthcoming)). 

2015 CHINA IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER: NEW DIMENSIONS AND CHANGING PARADIGMS (Cambridge University Press, New York) eds co-authored with Lisa Toohey and Colin Picker. 

JOURNAL ARTICLES 

2019 What Regulatory Problems Arise When Fintech Lending Expands into Fledgling Credit Markets? WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLICY (forthcoming, 2019) 

2016 Protecting Mobile Money Customer Funds in Civil Law Jurisdictions, 65 INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW QUARTERLY 705 co-authored with David Ramos Muñoz, Javier Solana, and Ross Buckley. 

2015 The Regulation of Mobile Money: A Case Study of Malawi, 14  WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GLOBAL STUDIES LAW REVIEW 435 co-authored with Ross Buckley and Louise Malady. 

2015 The Roadmap Approach to Regulating Digital Financial Services, 1 JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL REGULATION 298. 

2014 Using Trusts to Protect Mobile Money Customers, SINGAPORE JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES 59 co-authored with Ross Buckley. 

2013 Independent Regulators in Low-Income Banking Markets: A Bridge Too Far? 28 BANKING AND FINANCE LAW REVIEW 409. 

2013 The Rise of Mobile Money: Regulatory Issues for Australia, 1 JOURNAL OF APPLIED FINANCE 27. 

2011 Can Retail Banking Regulation from Developed Markets Regulate Microfinance Institutions? INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND BUSINESS LAW REVIEW. 

2009 Chinese Investment in Australian Resources Companies: A Time for Reason, Not Fear (INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND BUSINESS LAW REVIEW. 

2009 Welcome to the Digital Age: Mobile Phones and Micro- finance, 1 GITAM REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 61-81. 

2007 The Challenges of Transplanting Electoral Laws from Established to Fledgling Democracies (LAW ASIA) 127. 

2007 The Continuing Rise of the Implied Term of Mutual Trust and Confidence 13 EMPLOYMENT LAW BULLETIN 28. 

BOOK CHAPTERS 

2018 The Regulation of the Shadow Payment System: Bitcoin, Mobile Money, and Beyond in BLOCKCHAIN AND THE LAW (Oxford University Press, Oxford). 

2013 Is the Rise of Chinese State Capital a Regulatory Game Changer? The Example of Inward Investment Capital to Australia, co-authored with Justin O’Brien and George Gilligan in CHINA IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER: NEW DIMENSIONS AND CHANGING PARADIGMS (Cambridge University Press, New York) eds with Lisa Toohey and Colin Picker. 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS 

2018 The Regulation of Mobile Money, BLAVATNIK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT PATHWAYS FOR PROSPERITY COMMISSION ON TECHNOLOGY AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT. 

2013 Trust Law Protections for E-Money, PACIFIC FINANCIAL INCLUSION PROGRAM AND ALLIANCE FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION co-authored with Ross Buckley. 

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