CIBEL member named the most-read legal scholar in the world

Wed 01 December 2021 


Congratulations to CIBEL member Scientia Professor Ross Buckley for being named the most-read legal author in the world by SSRN, an online repository of scholarly research that houses over 800,000 full-text papers from more than 500,000 authors worldwide. 

Professor Buckley’s papers have been downloaded over 35,000 times in the past 12 months, and his most downloaded paper titled ‘The Evolution of Fintech: A New Post-Crisis Paradigm?’ has been downloaded over 29,000 times in the past six years. 

Since Professor Buckley joined the China International Business and Economic Centre (CIBEL) as a centre member and Steering Committee member in 2015, the Centre has significantly benefited from his insight and expertise. He also serves as a Steering Committee member of the Tsinghua-UNSW Joint Research Centre for International Commercial and Economic Law (JCICEL), a workstream of the CIBEL Centre which was established in 2019 between UNSW Law & Justice and China’s Tsinghua University Law School.  

Professor Buckley is well regarded regionally and internationally for his high-quality and cutting-edge research on FinTech, RegTech, central bank digital currencies and the Consumer Data Right and, more broadly, the full range of issues that the rise of data and its algorithmic analysis pose for society.  

This year, he discussed ‘China’s DCEP as the global catalyst for CBDCs – the data consequences of payments’, ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies: why they will promote a truly bipolar world and displace stablecoins’ and “Systemic Challenges and Systemic Risks Associated with CBDCs and Stablecoins in the Asia Pacific” at three CIBEL events which attracted 739 registrations from scholars, policymakers, regulators, industry stakeholders and general public from over 43 countries (Explore more CIBEL past events here). 

Beyond his contribution to academia, Professor Buckley has also made substantial socio-economic impact in government, legal and business communities. He consults to the Asian Development Bank and over the years has consulted to government departments in over 12 countries, and to three government agencies in the US (the OCC, SEC, and Department of Justice). 

CIBEL is proud of Professor Buckley’s achievement and wishes him continued success and recognition of his work.  

You can read more about his research on the website, SSRN and LinkedIn