Sangita Farzana Gazi

I am Sangita Gazi, a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong (HKU). Before coming to HKU, I completed an International LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, USA, where I mainly focused on the interdisciplinary courses converging law, finance, and technology. The impacts of emerging technologies—blockchain in the payments system, the role of AI and big data, the growth of FinTech/RegTech— indicate that technologies are going to have a game-changing impact in the future. Therefore, my research interest involves issues around the intersection of law, finance, and technology and its actual and purported implications in the regulatory space. During my Ph.D. at HKU, I will be analyzing the legal and regulatory framework of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)—mainly from an emerging economy’s perspective.

I also completed an LL.M. in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick, UK.

I worked as an Assistant Legal Advisor at the US Department of Justice in the US Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States.


Field of Study: Financial Law and Regulation

Thesis Title: The Legal and Regulatory Framework of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) in Emerging Market Economies: An Appraisal of Risks and Benefits

Programme of Study: Ph.D.

Supervisor(s): Douglas Arner and Giuliano Castellano

Chris S. and Sangita G., To Impose or Not To Impose: The Dilemma of Negative Interest Rates and the Rise of Bankocracy, The FinReg Blog, July 10, 2020, available at https://sites.law.duke.edu/thefinregblog/2020/07/10/to-impose-or-not-to-impose-the-dilemma-of-negative-interest-rates-and-the-rise-of-bankocracy/.

Chris S. and Sangita G., The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Debt Epidemic, The FinReg Blog, April 20, 2020, available at https://sites.duke.edu/thefinregblog/2020/04/20/the-covid-19-pandemic-and-the-global-debt-epidemic/.

Sangita F., Wither Credit Rating Agencies, The Financial Express, published on January 21, 2015, available at http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/01/21/76949/print.

Sangita F., An Essay on Bellamy Foster’s Idea of Financialization: Assessing the Credibility and Prospects in Financial Regulatory System, 1 RFML L. Review (e-journal) available at http://uisolutions.ca/rgnul/Files/RG04012014031653723.pdf.

Sangita F., Justiciability of the Right to Food in Bangladesh: Scope for PIL, Stamford University Law Journal, Issue-4, 2012.

Rahman W. and Sangita F., eds., Forgotten War: Forgotten Genocide, Bangladesh Heritage Foundation (BHF) available at http://www.uplbooks.com/book/forgotten-war-forgotten-genocide.

The University of Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarship
Duke Law Merit Scholarship
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship