In 2005, Lars Hornuf completed a master's degree in political economy at the University of Essex. He received his doctorate in economics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2011 and was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Duke University, the House of Finance at Goethe University, and Georgetown University. Lars Hornuf has been Professor of Business Administration, in particular Financial Services and Financial Technology, at Faculty 7: Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen since 2017 and heads the Diginomics Research Group. He is also an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and an Affiliate Member in the CESifo Research Network. In addition to the classic methods of econometrics, his research is based on laboratory experiments, lab-in-the-field and field experiments. His main research interests are in the areas of FinTech, data protection, as well as crowd and gigwork.