Read through the policy proposals developed by the Institute for Economic Democracy for Slovenia and the EU.
Scholarly papers and studies
This paper explains the key concepts of the European ESOP model and provides a brief presentation of its pilot implementation in Slovenia.
Marcora for Europe
IED researchers provide a brief introduction to the Marcora model from Italy, which provides workers with a financial mechanism that allows them to buy-out companies facing liquidity constraints. They explain why Europe needs such model and develop a generic model that could be implemented across the European continent.
Democratizing Labour-Based Platforms
Digital platforms are a good example of technological disruption, where the negative costs of innovation are externalized. There are currently two main strategies of regulating the negative effects: the establishment of new 'ethical' platforms and regulation. We offer a third strategy that tries to establish worker ownership within existing platforms.
Marcora for Slovenia
IED researchers found that, if a Marcora-inspired law were to be implemented in Slovenia, it would lead to lower costs for the state, a potential annual raise of tax revenue from corporate taxation, and gains from taxes and contributions paid on wages.
Less-Known Supporters of Workplace Democracy
This paper collects together quotations and extracts from 19th and 20th century thinkers who were little-known for being supporters of workplace democracy.
David P. Ellerman and Tej Gonza have developed the European ESOP; a generally applicable model for employee buy-outs based on both the longstanding European cooperative tradition and the successful contemporary American ESOP practice.
Government Aid and COVID-19
European governments are preparing intervention laws to aid liquidity-constrained companies. At the Institute for Economic Democracy we have prepared a proposal to democratize the use of taxpayers' money.
Prof. Noam Chomsky, PhD, častni član IED
Christopher Mackin, PhD, Ownership Associates Inc.
Matjaž Čemažar, Domel d.d.
Kyla Alterman, Ownership Associates Inc.
Ginny Vanderslice, Praxis Consulting Inc.
Mark Pleško, Cosylab d.d.
Aleš Dolenc, M-Sora d.d.
Prof. Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela, PhD, FDV
Sandi Češko, Studio Moderna Brands International
Miha Lavtar, Optiweb d.o.o.
Mag. Aleksander Igličar, SEB
John Case, Employee-Owned America
David Erdal, PhD, Tullis Russell
Prof. Jože P. Damijan, PhD, SEB
Prof. Marko Jaklič, PhD, SEB
David P. Ellerman, PhD, IED
Prof. Rudi Rizman, PhD
Marko Funkl – IED Co-founder