WHO I AM
I'm a Full Professor of Administrative Law at Tilburg Law in the Netherlands and a Professor of Law, Innovation, and Sustainability at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. In 2022, I was awarded two prestigious grants from the Dutch Research Council (NWO- VIDI) and the Wallenberg Foundation (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program - Visiting Professorship at Lund University, Sweden) to conduct research on how the automation of digital government impedes vulnerable citizens from exercising their rights before government and how to reshape administrative law to address this problem. These grants fund my project Administrative Vulnerability which will last from 2023-2028 and funds two research teams at Tilburg Law School and at Lund University.
My research agenda is focused on two interconnected topics: (i) regulatory policy and the advancement of innovation; (ii) the impact of digital transformations on inequality.
My work on regulation and innovation delves into regulatory performance, experimental regulations, regulatory sandboxes, sunset clauses, and future-proofing approaches to lawmaking. My current scholarship on public law and digital transformations investigates the rights of vulnerable citizens in the digital society, the impact of digital social welfare on fundamental rights, the protection of public values in the platform economy, and the design of smart cities.
WHAT I DO
I conduct multidisciplinary and comparative legal research. I am currently working on the second and fully revised edition of Introduction to Law and Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2023) with Professor Karen Yeung.
I have published my work in leading academic outlets such as Computer Law & Security, the International Review of Law, Computers, and Technology, Theory and Practice of Legislation as well as with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Hart, and Edward Elgar. I speak regularly at international conferences, I am a member of different research communities on comparative public law (e.g., ICON-S), and I consult for governments and international institutions on subjects of my expertise. I teach Dutch and European administrative law, regulation and technology, and law, innovation, and sustainability. I am an Affiliated Fellow (and former Resident Fellow) of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. In 2022/2023, I'm a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Law School where I teach a short course on Datafication, Automation, and Inequality. In 2023/2024, I'll be the Bok Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I am a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and of several advisory boards.