Matthias is a communications engineer and business economist by training and has been a close observer of the digital revolution since its 1990s dot.com days. He has published widely on questions of transaction costs, market governance, innovation and economic behaviour and has been involved in joint initiatives and projects with ECN since 2012. Before focussing more fully on his work as a consultant and policy advisor in the digital finance sector he has held full professorships at the Universities of Keele, Dundee, and Buckingham. Honorary visiting Professor of Economics, University of Buckingham. Honorary Professor of Commerce, University of Dundee. Past President of the Scottish Economic Society, Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and of the Higher Education Academy.