Chair of Law and Ethics of the Digital Society

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Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale)

Professor for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society

+49 335 5534 16 6780
+48 61 829 6780

Office: CP 100a
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)

Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale)

Professor for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society

Research Areas:

  • Regulation of Emerging Technologies (particularly AI)
  • Contract Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Blockchain and Fintech
  • Behavioral Law and Economics


My research focuses on political behaviour and comparative politics, in particular legislative politics. I study how legislators behave, how legislatures are organised, and why that affects decison-making outcomes. Here you can find out about some of my current research projects and work-in-progress.

Committee-level roll-call votes in the European Parliament

Moritz Fessler and I have compiled, and will in due course make available, a dataset including all roll-call votes cast at committee level in the 8th European Parliament.

Electoral connection revisited

Will Daniel and I will be revisiting our findings on MEPs' Twitter usage when campaigning in European elections.

Gridlock in EU decision-making

Philipp Broniecki, Christine Reh and I are studying how gridlock can be overcome in inter-institutional decision-making.


Below you can find my journal articles, book chapters, as well as policy contributions and blog posts. Replication data is usually stored on the journal websites. If you have trouble accessing any of the publications or data, please send me an e-mail or use the form below.


I have taught undergraduate and graduate students at the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as at Freie Universität Berlin - as (co-)convenor, seminar teacher and lecturer, where applicable. The courses included European Union politics, comparative European politics, political behaviour, legislative politics, and research methods.

On some occasions, I had the opportunity to co-facilitate workshops or trainings for national civil servants, senior MEPs, Commission and Council officials.


  • Political Behaviour in the European Union (FU Berlin)
  • EU Member States and European Integration (FU Berlin)
  • Euroscepticism and Public Opinion on European Integration (FU Berlin)
  • Politics and Institutions in Europe (LSE)
  • Government, Politics and Public Policy of the European Union (LSE)


  • Researching the European Union (FU Berlin)
  • Legislative Politics in the European Union (FU Berlin)
  • European Politics: Comparative Analysis (LSE)
  • Legislative Politics: European Parliament (LSE)

Executive training, talks and workshops

I have spoken on topics of EU politics, decision-making and transparency at events targeted at professional audiences, including senior MEPs, Council and Commission officials as well as national civil servants.

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Physical address:

Building: Collegium Polonicum (CP)
Ul. Kosciuszki 1
69-100 Slubice, Poland
Room CP 100

Postal address:

Stiftung Europa-Universität Viadrina
Große Scharrnstrasse 59
15230 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany


Phone: +49 (0)335 5534 16 6780
E-Mail: ens [at]