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Assistant Professor for Law and Economics

Miriam Buiten is Assistant Professor of Law and Economics at the University of St.Gallen. Her research focuses on the legal issues surrounding new technologies and artificial intelligence and the role of competition law in regulating the digital economy. She teaches European Economic Law, Law & Economics and Information Technology Law. 

Miriam Buiten leads a research project on Platform Governance, funded by the University of St.Gallen Basic Research Fund. She is also a Research Fellow at the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). 

Previously, Miriam Buiten was a Junior Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Mannheim. She has been involved in several policy studies for the European Commission and the Dutch government on topics such as the role of online intermediaries in the ecommerce sector and mechanisms to reduce regulatory burdens.

Research and News

Research projects, publications and talks 

26 and 27 January 2023

Miriam Buiten was invited to participate in Paris, at the OECD ITF Roundtable on "Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Regulation".

29 November 2022

Miriam Buiten was invited to speak at the 10th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) about EU digital policy, digital sovereignty and the transatlantic relationship today.

15 November 2022

Miriam Buiten spoke at the EURACTIV conference about the impact of the AI Act on SMEs. For more information, click here.

October 2022

In October, the European Commission published its proposals for EU liability rules for AI and for product liability:

It incorporates many of the suggestions she made in her report EU liability rules for the age of Artificial Intelligence with Martin Peitz and Alexandre de Streel last year.

15 May 2022

Miriam Buiten was able to talk about platform liability and the Digital Services Act as part of the ELS Digital Series.

March 2022

In there paper on AI regulation, published in the TechREG Chronicle of Competition Policy InternationalJennifer Pullen and Miriam Buiten lay out the various EU policy initiatives on liability for AI.

18 November 2021

Miriam Buiten had the opportunity to speak about misinformation and regulating Big Tech during the #FRIAS Lunch Lecture Series on "#Trust in Sciences and Technologies".

1 October 2021

Miriam Buiten will participate in a panel discussion on data transparency at the Alpsforum 2021. You can find the program on Law and Economics Foundations St.Gallen.

27 August 2021

Miriam Buiten presented at the Swiss IT Lawyers Day on the topic of liability gaps in the use of artificial intelligence. For more information about the event, please visit the Swiss IT Lawyers Day website.

20 May 2021

Miriam Buiten presented at the Weblaw Forum LegalTech on the regulation of artificial intelligence in Europe. The podcast of the conference is available at weblaw.ch.

9 May 2021

Miriam Buiten presented at the conference "Market Enabling through Law in the Digital Age" on the topic of ensuring diversity on interaction platforms. Impressions of the conference can be found at link.

25 March 2021

Miriam Buiten publishes the Topic Brief "Reigning in Big Tech With New Platform Laws" on St.Gallen Symposium.

18 March 2021

Miriam Buiten presents the Report "EU liability rules for the age of Artificial Intelligence" she wrote with Martin Peitz and Alexandre de Streel for the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). The panel discussion of the report is available here.

3 December 2020

Miriam Buiten was invited to speak about the impact of the Bundeskartellamt investigation into Facebook in the speaker series "Taking on Big Tech: The Fight for Digital Rights" by the Digital Freedom Fund. A recording of the session is available here.

27 November 2020

Miriam Buiten was invited to speak about interdisciplinarity in the legal education during the cognitio conference about the future of the legal education.

31 October 2020

Miriam Buiten was interviewed about reigning in the power of big tech in an interview for Al Jazeera. The interview is available here.

24 September 2020

Miriam Buiten was invited to speak about AI liability at the Alps Forum organised by the Law and Economics Foundation St.Gallen.

8 September 2020

Miriam Buiten was invited to speak about creating an effective legal framework for AI at the Swiss Smart Government Day.

7 September 2020

Miriam Buiten was invited to speak about transparency requirements for artificial intelligence in the context of liability at the conference "Regulierung für Algorithmen" of the University of Bonn.

Publications

Courses

Autumn Semester 2023

3,400.1.00 Methods & working technique
3,701,1.00 Law & Ecomomics Methode I
9,450,1.00 Integration seminar
9,451,1.00 Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law and Economics of Innovation

Spring Semester 2024

6,522,1.00 European Economic Law

Team and contact

Miriam Buiten

Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor of Law and Economics

LS-HSG
Büro 26-203
Bodanstrasse 3
9000 St. Gallen

Jennifer Pullen

M.A.

Research Assistant

LS-HSG
Büro 26-303
Bodanstrasse 3
9000 St. Gallen
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