October 11, 2012
Damjan Pfajfar, Giovanni Sgro, and Wolf Wagner. This paper studies the determinants of usage of alternative currencies. We find evidence that these currencies, in contrast to their historical function, mainly act as a complement to fiat money.
May 29, 2012
This paper compares two of the most successful community currency systems in the province of Quebec, Canada: l’Accorderie and Le Jardin d’Echange Universel (JEU). The paper compares their founding principles and organisational structures, and their mechanisms and mediums of exchange. While the former is quite well-institutionalised and attempts to operate professionally, ‘within the system’, the […]
May 23, 2012
A comparative analysis of LETS and Time Dollars seeks to identify their distinctive strengths and shortcomings, makes a plea for collaboration. The piece argues that most of the differences stem from their purpose: LETS is seeking to create an alternative economy to market; Time Dollars are seeking to rebuild what is termed the Core Economy, […]