Dr Aaron Lane is a Lecturer in RMIT's Graduate School of Business and Law and a Member of 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
- Institute of Public Affairs, Adjunct Legal Fellow, 2013-
- 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.,Potts, J. (2019). Cryptodemocracy and its institutional possibilities In: Review of Austrian Economics, , 1 - 12
- Lane, A. (2019). (In Press) The destruction phase of public sector innovation: regulations governing school closure in Australia In: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, , 1 - 19
- Allen, D.,Berg, C.,Lane, A. (2019). (In Press) Cryptodemocracy: how blockchain can radically expand democratic choice, Lexington Books , Lanham, United States
- Lane, A. (2018). Regulatory constraints on public sector innovation:�a case study on Queensland's independent public school program In: Australian Journal of Public Administration, 77, 685 - 699
- Lane, A. (2018). Over-regulation in public services In: Australia's Red Tape Crisis: The Causes and Costs of Over-regulation, Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia
- Zabar, J.,Roskam, J.,Lane, A.,O'Neil, C. (2018). Economics for a Flourishing Society In: Hearing Healing Hope: The Ministry of Service in Challenging Times, Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia