Andrea Leiter is an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam Center for International Law. Her research focuses on technology enabled governance and is embedded in the Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL) project. She researches on global inequality and transnational law making through private actors with a focus on the digital economy and blockchain technology. Supported by a VENI grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) she conducts her research project on '(Re)coding Value(s) in the Digital Economy' (2024-2027).
Andrea obtained her PhD in a jointly-awarded degree program between the University of Melbourne and the University of Vienna where she was funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her resulting manuscript titled ‘Making the World Safe for Investment: The Protection of Foreign Property 1922-1959’ is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
She is the co-founder and Director of Research of the Sovereign Nature Initiative working at the intersection of ecology, economy and technology. She is a junior faculty member at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School.
Editor, Crypto Law Review
Managing Editor, Glossary of Distributed Technologies, Internet Policy Review
Program Committee, Cryptoeconomic Systems MIT Press
Review Editor, Technology and Law, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence
Member, COALA Working Group – DAO Model Law
Legal expert, Odyssey Hackathon – for the challenge ‘Sovereign Nature’ developing technologically enabled solutions towards ‘Protecting Marine Biodiversity in International Waters’ in collaboration with IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and ICEL (International Council for Environmental Law)
Advisor, start-up Lexon Foundation – developing human readable programming language
Advisor, German Development Agency GIZ Blockchain Lab – Report ‘International Water Governance and Smart Contracts’