Role and Expertise Annette is currently the President of the International Reciprocal Trade Association’s (IRTA) Global Board, and also is the Founder and Managing Director of the Community Connect Trade Association in Colorado. She specializes in non-monetary, Business to Business (B2B) trade, also known as barter. Press/Media Contact http://www.communityconnecttrade.com/–contact-1.asp http://www.linkedin.com/pub/annette-riggs/0/280/157
Arjo Klamer is professor of the Economics of Art and Culture at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and holds the world's only chair in the field of cultural economics. Prior to that and after acquiring his PhD at Duke University, he taught for many years at several universities in the US, including Wellesley College and George Washington University. Read more
Role and Expertise Arthur is a multifaceted maestro and systems thinker extraordinaire. He has worked in organizational design, creating one of Denver’s first “flat” tech companies and a school run by its students. He has created companies like “Geek Gene“, one of the very first B Corp companies. He also has a special knack for... Read more
Becky Booth is Spice’s co-founder and current CEO. She has extensive community development experience and along with Geoff Thomas originated the principles of the now successful time credit systems that characterises Spices’ work. Spice is a social enterprise that develops time credits systems for communities and public services that engage and empower the many rather... Read more
Bernard is the author of The Future of Money (translated in 18 languages), and is an international expert in the design and implementation of currency systems. He has studied and worked in the field of money for more than 30 years in an unusually broad range of capacities including as a Central Banker, a... Read more
Bernard von NotHaus is the creator of the Liberty Dollar and co-founder of the Royal Hawaiian Mint Company.
Bob was a close friend of economist E.F. Schumacher and inspired the Schumacher Center for a New Economics' work on local currencies and the commons. Read more
Camilo Ramada is a specialist in developing mobile and digital payments as tools for local economic growth. Read more
Carlos is programme coordinator at FMDV and Coordinator of Palmas Institute Europe. Read more
Christian Gelleri is the initiator of the Chiemgauer, a regional currency (Regiogeld in German) in Bavaria, Germany. The success of Chiemgauer had a role in the proliferation of regional currencies throughout the country. Read more
Zeitpunkt.ch magazine in CH, organised a big summit in CH in 80s out of which came the Talente CH, then AU
David Courtney Boyle, born 1958, is a British author and journalist who writes mainly about history and new ideas in “economics”, money, business and culture.
David Weston is a money reform activist in Britain and Canada. More info: http://prosperityuk.com/2003/09/david-j-weston-money-reform-activist-in-britain-and-canada/
Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher (16 August 1911 – 4 September 1977) was an internationally influential economic thinker, statistician and economist in Britain, serving as Chief Economic Advisor to the UK National Coal Board for two decades. His ideas became popularized in much of the English-speaking world during the 1970s. Read more
Edgar S. Cahn, JD, PhD is a distinguished legal professor, former counsel and speech writer to Robert F. Kennedy, and the creator of Time Banking. A key figure for the complementary currency movement, Cahn grounded the discipline in certain core values, such as solidarity, equality and respect. Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_S._Cahn
Edgar is co-founder and executive co-director of Qoin where he focuses on policy strategy, monetary design, legal advice and compliancy, fundraising, as well as monitoring and research. Read more
Eric Harris-Braun designs and builds software infrastructure for the new economy. He is a co-founder of the MetaCurrency project, which is creating a platform for communities of all scales to design and deploy their own currencies. He works closely with The Collective Intelligence Research Institute, a research and development group dedicated to understanding and developing... Read more
Frank Jansky, is a lawyer and the first chairman of RegioGeld eV.
Dr. Georgina Gomez is currently a University Lecturer at the department of Human Resources and Local Development of the International Institute of Social Studies, part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Read more
Gernot is a prominent figure in the German community currency scene.
Gill is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Consumption, and leader of the programme researching ‘Grassroots Innovations’ for sustainability. She is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist, linking sustainability policy agendas with new economics theories and cutting edge community based practice. Read more
FEASTA (The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability) was formed in Ireland in 1998 to explore the economic, cultural and environmental characteristics of a truly sustainable society. Since 2006 Graham has worked with FEASTA on the monetary and financial characteristics of such a society. Since 2012 he has written a series of connected articles covering... Read more
Harry is an entrepreneur, coach, writer, teacher, and researcher covering a range of topics, aiming at reducing the societal & environmental load of entire societal systems. Read more
Hazel Henderson is a futurist and an economic iconoclast. In recent years she has worked in television, and she is the author of several books including Building A Win-Win World, Beyond Globalization, Planetary Citizenship (with Daisaku Ikeda), and Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.
Helmut Creutz is an economist and activist. Since the 1970s, he has been involved in many environmentalist campaigns, as well as arguing for economic reform. His best-known work, “The Money Syndrome”, argues that certain adverse tendencies of current capitalist economies are inherent to the monetary system, including: upward redistribution of wealth and corresponding increase in inequality;... Read more
Henk is the founder and CEO of STRO, an organisation that develops innovative tools for economic development. Read more
Dr. Hugo Godschalk is a native Dutchman that lives in Germany for more than 35 years. He is member of the advisory board of the Association of the Regiogeld initiatives. Hugo is the founder and managing director of PaySys Consultancy in Frankfurt am Main.
Hugo Wanner is a sociologist and economist who has extensive knowledge and expertise in developing alternative finance models Read more
Igor Byttebier has a background in the banking industry. He worked as a creativity, innovation and change consultant in about 20 countries across Europe, Asia and Africa. Read more
Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, statistician, and social campaigner. Read more
Dr. Stodder’s areas of expertise include corporate and public finance, monetary economics, game theory, and the economics of developing and transitional countries. He wrote a now infamous article on the counter-cyclical nature of the WIR currency in Switzerland.
Professor Jem Bendell is an advisor, educator, researcher and writer with fifteen years at the forefront of innovations in business responses to sustainable development. He is Professor of Sustainability Leadership, and Director of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability. Read more
Jerome Blanc is an assistant professor in economics at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 Read more
John Rogers has been running a local exchange system in Wales for more than 10 years. He is the co-founder of the Wales Institute for Community Currencies at the University of Newport, which he co-directed from 2003-2007. Read more
Josh is an expert on the theory and practice of monetary systems, including community currency (CC) systems. He was a key member of the team that enabled the development of the UK’s first mobile- and web-enabled payment platform – Community Currency 2.0 - to enable CCs to upscale and be more widely accepted by local authorities and other social purpose institutions. Read more
Ludwig Schuster works as strategy consultant at sinnwerkstatt.com in Berlin, Germany. He is specialised in Complementary Currencies since 2005, co-founder and manager of the interdisciplinary think-tank Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgruppe Nachhaltiges Geld (Sustainable Money Research Group), former board member of the German Regiogeld Association and co-author of the nef report “energising money”. Ludwig graduated as engineer in... Read more
Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy was a consultant and expert in complementary currencies. Read more
Matthew Slater took up a career in developing (mainly programming) mutual credit systems after less successful attempts at living a purposeful life Read more
Michael Linton is a prominent figure in the world of community currencies because he is the creator of the concept of “Local Exchange Trading System”, commonly known as LETS, back in 1983. Read more
Molly Scott Cato is Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at Roehampton University and has worked for several years as a green economist. Read more
Noel Longhurst is an academic researcher within Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich. Read more
Norbert Rost studied business & computers at TU Dresden and wrote his Master’s thesis on money theory Read more
Pat is a Californian working in England and Wales. He has worked with NEF since 1987 and is also a research associate of Co-operatives UK. He specialises in action research, education and development that focuses on successful methods of social economic innovation. More info: http://www.neweconomics.org/people/entry/pat-conaty
Ralf received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the Johannis Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany) and his PhD degree from Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia). After completing his PhD in 2003 he worked as a Lecturer at QUT before he started as a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Manchester in January 2005 where... Read more
Richard was a British writer, journalist, speaker, ecologist and professional economist. He is the author of many influential books, among which ‘The Growth Illusion: How Economic Growth Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many and Endangered the Planet’ Read more
Richard is the managing director of The Business Exchange and has been involved in the Corporate Trade Exchange industry for 17 years. Read more