Derek Jones

Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, and Associate Professor of Economics Jeffrey Pliskin recently attended the 19th Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation. This year’s meeting took place at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Jones presented a talk on “Jaroslav Vanek’s legacy: an assessment including a bibliometric analysis.”

Pliskin presented a paper on “The Productivity Effects of Worker Representation on the Board.” Jeffrey PliskinCo-authored with Jones, the paper was motivated in part by a renewed interest in possible reforms of corporate governance following the Brexit vote.

In addition, Jones’ paper, “The economics of Participation and Employee Ownership (PEO): an assessment,” was recently published in the inaugural edition of the Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership (JPEO). The paper presents a new review, using mixed methods including bibliometric analysis, of diverse matters concerning the field of (PEO).

According to the publisher’s website, JPEO seeks “to publish original empirical and theoretical research in the broad area of employee participation and shared capitalism.”

Jones’ research on employee owned firms in the U.S., the U.K., France, and Spain is cited in a document on alternative models of ownership in the U.K. Published by the Labour Party, the document was created in response to an increased interest in alternative forms of ownership in the U.K.

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