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Complementary Currencies: What role for Local and Regional Government?

By Alessandro Spano and John Martin

Abstract

The current climate of fiscal austerity has seen a resurgence in ‘complementary currencies’ as local and regional governments look for ways to use under-utilized assets, maintain employment and avoid local economic decline. The authors explore how local and regional governments can facilitate complementary currencies to reduce the impact of external economic shocks and enable their economies to continue to function in the face of austerity. They recommend that localities consider participating in existing complementary currency ‘circles

Topics: Complementary currencies, local and regional development, local and regional government.
Publisher: 'Informa UK Limited'
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1080/09540962.2018.1407162
OAI identifier: oai:iris.unica.it:11584/215979
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