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Dr. Morshed Mannan is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. His research focuses on blockchain governance within the ERC project ‘BlockchainGov’ and, more broadly, on cooperative governance.

He received his PhD from Leiden Law School, Leiden University in 2022 for his dissertation entitled: The Emergence of Democratic Firms in the Platform Economy: Drivers, Obstacles and the Path Ahead. He has published several book chapters and articles in refereed academic journals such as New Technology Work and Employment, Policy & Society, Ondernemingsrecht, Georgetown Law Technology Review, Technology and Society, Topoi and Erasmus Law Review on topics pertaining to blockchain governance and the formation of a nascent type of cooperative business: platform cooperatives.

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 European Commission, the OECD, UNIDROIT, and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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