This paper considers the theoretical and academic background to our ideas for City Pay from a systemic and behavioural economics perspective, and looks in detail at our learnings from nearly a decade of operating the Bristol Pound.
This report, commissioned by Bristol Pound and undertaken by Mark Thurstain-Goodwin of Geofutures Ltd, analysed the digital transaction data for Bristol Pound from its inception to July 2019, a year before the end of the digital currency. It looks at whether there is evidence of a localised trading network through usage of the currency, and how this network developed over time.
This report presents the findings of a research project with the purpose of evaluating what services and features the Bristol Pound might offer its business members in order to encourage and expand its business membership and the active engagement of this membership with the £B. The research was funded by the ESRC and took place between January and June 2019. It was comprised of 26 semi-structured interviews with £B business members and non-members. It represents a collaboration between the Inclusive Economy Institute at the University of Bristol and the £B. It was conducted by Dr Thomas Sealy and overseen by Professor Martin Parker.
On 31/10/18 Bristol Pound CIC hosted a ‘Roundtable’ to explore the future of local currencies with a small group, including people working on future economy issues, academics and representatives from other exchange schemes.
The purpose of the Roundtable was to explore what contribution local currencies have and could make towards a fairer, more resilient and sustainable economic system that serves society and works for all.
In April 2018, Adam Marshall and Daniel O'Neill published research (in Ecological Economics) looking at Bristol Pound's role in encouraging economic localisation.
In January 2017 Bristol Pound CIC conducted a members' survey asking the membership questions about Bristol Pound use (non-business).
From 2014, Dr. Jennifer Ferreira and Dr. Mark Perry of Brunel University London present some highlights generated by their research so far. The findings are based on the online Bristol Pound member survey and the member interviews. Details of each method are attached in the appendix. What follows are insights into the Bristol Pound community of users how they use the currency and their experiences as part of the community.
Framing The Economy - How to win the case for a better system.
Report by NEON, NEF, Frameworks Institute and PIRC
Published in 2018
People Powered Money - Designing, Developing and Delivering Community Currencies
Community Currencies in Action (CCIA)
Published in 2015
Report by NEF
Published in 2013
Bernie Ward and Julie Lewis
Published in 2002
Published in 2002
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