Dr Aaron Lane is a Lecturer in RMIT's Graduate School of Business and Law and a Research Fellow in the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub.
Dr Aaron Lane is a regulatory lawyer and an expert in the relationship between regulation and innovation.
Dr Lane's current research focuses on the legal and economic implications on blockchain technology with RMIT's Blockchain Innovation Hub (the world’s first social science research centre into the economics, politics, sociology, and law of blockchain technology). He has advised Australian and international governments on the regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Dr Lane is leading RMIT's innovative courses in law and technology and lectures in both the Juris Doctor program and Master of Business Administration program run by the Graduate School of Business and Law.
Dr Lane was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2012, and previously practised at one of Australia's leading law firms across a broad range of litigious and advice matters for government, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. In public policy roles, Dr Lane has appeared before the Senate Economics Committee, the Senate Education & Employment Committee, the Victorian Parliament's Economy & Infrastructure Committee, the Productivity Commission, and the Fair Work Commission.
- Business and Economic Analysis
- Company Law
- Competition and Consumer Law
- Law and Technology
- Corporate Governance
- Economics of Regulation
- Public Sector Innovation
- Public Choice / Political Economy
- Law and Economics
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Graduate Diploma of Theology
- Master of Arts
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Admitted as an Australian Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria
- Registered as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia
- Duxton Hill, Special Counsel, 2020-
- Institute of Public Affairs, Adjunct Legal Fellow, 2013-2018
- Australian Law and Economics Association Committee, Executive 2016-
- FINSIA, Young Finance Professionals Committee, 2015-2018
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission, RMIT Research Project, 2016
- Maddocks, Lawyer, 2012-2013
- Allen, D.,Berg, C.,Lane, A.,McLaughlin, P. (2021). The political economy of Australian regulatory reform In: Australian Journal of Public Administration, 80, 114 - 137
- Lane, A.,Platz, C. (2021). The Other Side of the Ledger: Blockchain Makes a New Entry in the Historical Record of Copyright Law and Technology In: European Intellectual Property Review, 43, 83 - 97
- Allen, D.,Berg, C.,Lane, A.,Potts, J. (2020). Cryptodemocracy and its institutional possibilities In: Review of Austrian Economics, 33, 363 - 374
- Allen, D.,Lane, A.,Poblet Balcell, M. (2020). The Governance of Blockchain Dispute Resolution In: Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 25, 75 - 102
- Allen, D.,Lane, A. (2020). Cryptodemocratic Governance In Special Economic Zones In: Journal of Special Jurisdictions, 1, 83 - 111
- Allen, D.,Berg, C.,Davidson, S.,Lane, A.,Potts, J. (2020). Unfreeze: How to Create a High Growth Economy After the Pandemic, American Institute for Economic Research, United States
- Poblet Balcell, M.,Allen, D.,Konashevych, O.,Lane, A.,Diaz, A. (2020). From Athens to the Blockchain: Oracles for Digital Democracy In: Frontiers in Blockchain, 3, 1 - 11
- Poblet Balcell, M.,Lane, A.,Nabben, K. (2020). Measures to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic: Australia In: Revista Catalana de Dret P�blic, SI, 276 - 288
- Lane, A. (2019). The destruction phase of public sector innovation: regulations governing school closure in Australia In: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 30, 1151 - 1169
- Allen, D.,Berg, C.,Lane, A. (2019). Cryptodemocracy: how blockchain can radically expand democratic choice, Lexington Books , Lanham, United States
3 PhD Current Supervisions
- Improving Water Markets and Trading through New Digital Technologies. Funded by: CRC for Developing Northern Australia from (2020 to 2020)