Bio

Morshed Mannan is a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. His research focuses on blockchain governance, particularly within the ERC project ‘BlockchainGov’, and more broadly on cooperative governance. He recently submitted his PhD dissertation at Leiden Law School entitled The Emergence of Democratic Firms in the Platform Economy: Drivers, Obstacles and the Path Ahead. He has published articles in academic journals such as Georgetown Law Technology Review, Technology and Society, Topoi, Erasmus Law Review on topics pertaining to blockchain governance and the formation of a nascent type of cooperative business: platform cooperatives. As a corporate law researcher, he has also published a book Freedom of Establishment for Companies in Europe (EU/EEA) with his supervisor, Iris Wuisman. Morshed is a Research Affiliate of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School in New York City and is a dual-qualified lawyer (England & Wales/Bangladesh). He has also acted as a consultant on matters of cooperative law and governance for the International Cooperative Alliance and NCBA Clusa International, and an expert for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.