Jonas Pentzien is researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), where he deals with questions concerning the possibilities and pitfalls of digital transformations, innovative governance mechanisms and shifting patterns of consumer behavior. He has studied Political Economy and Comparative Politics in Berlin, Madrid and Baltimore and has taught classes on the Digital Economy and State-Market-Relations at the John-F-Kennedy-Institute in Berlin. In the Academic Year 2019, he has been research fellow at the newly-founded Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy (ICDE) at The New School. Within platforms2share, he addresses the following questions: What policies and regulations are implemented in order to affect the platform economy’s outcomes? And to what extent is market behavior framed by these policies and regulations? What drives an individual to found or become member of a platform cooperative? What kind of ‘values’ and promises do individuals attribute to platforms with different degrees of decentralization?