Stephen DeMeulenaere

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Executive Director / Expert
    • Organization:Complementary Currency Resource Center
    • Area of Expertise:alternative monetary and economic system
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: alternative monetary and economic system
      Summary of expertise:
      Stephen DeMeulenaere is an expert in new currencies and executive director of the Complementary Currency Resource Center, a digital resource center for alternative currencies.

      He has been working with Complementary Currency Systems for the past 25 years, starting first in Canada, then in Mexico, Argentina, Japan, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor/Timor Leste.

      He has presented and given talks at Universities and conferences in France, China, California, Germany, Argentina, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, India Netherlands, and Senegal, and has published over 25 articles on the subject.

      His work has been featured in “The Future of Money” by Bernard Lietaer, “The End of Money and the Future of Civilization” by Thomas Greco, and in, “Healthy Money, Healthy Planet” by Diedre Kent. One of his more recent writings is a contribution on Bali’s ancient monetary system to Bernard Lietaer and Stephen Belgin’s “New Money for a New World” (2011).

      Board Positions:
      - Editorial Advisory Board of Academic Journal The International Journal of Community Currency Research at the University of East Anglia
      - Advisory Board, New Money Systems, Lifeboat Foundation
      - Advisory Board, Cryptor Trust Asia Pacific
      - Fellow, Qoin (Amsterdam)
      Blog/Web site: www.network-economies.com
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/networkcoin
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/complementary.c
      White paper/research:
      http://www.network-economies.com/publications/
      http://www.complementarycurrency.org/materials.php

      Books/articles published:
      Chapter contribution to: Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne. “Rethinking Money: How New Currencies turn Scarcity into Prosperity”. 2013.

      Chapter contribution to: Bernard Lietaer and Stefan Belgin. New Money for a New World. Qiterra Press. Chapter 28: The Balinese Exception. 2011.

      Uang Kepeng. The Bud Magazine. Feature Article. P.16. Volume 6. 4th Quarter 2010.

      Community Exchanges Build Solidarity. Permaculture Activist Magazine #77. Autumn 2010.

      Book Review: David Akin and Joel Robbins (eds) (1999) Money and Modernity: State and Local Currencies in Melanesia. International Journal of Complementary Currency Research. http://www.ijccr.net/IJCCR/2009_%2813%29.html

      The Process of Producing Tabu – Traditional Shell Currency, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Der Primitivegeldsammler, Issue 27, January 2006. EUCOPRIMO, Landau, Germany. 2006.

      Les Systèmes de Monnaie Complémentaire : des pratiques anciennes à une réponse moderne au problème de l’exclusion. Exclusion et Liens Financiers : Monnaies Sociales. University of Lyon, Centre Walras. Economica Publishers, Paris, 2006.

      Co-Author with Bernard Lietaer, Sustaining Cultural Vitality in a Globalizing World: The Balinese Example. International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 30, Issue 9, 2003.

      On the Doole - Dakar's community exchange system strengthens the local economy and helps the people who need it most. Alternatives Journal. July 2001.

      Reinventing the Market: Alternative Currencies & Community Development in Argentina, International Journal of Community Currency Research. University of Leicester, England. 2000.

      Off the Hook: How Local Currency and Microcredit Systems Work, New Internationalist Magazine, London, England, 1998.

      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Finalist - 2007 Untenguggenberger Preis

      Finalist - 2006 Changemaker's Disaster Recover Competition

      Finalist - 2000 World Bank Development Marketplace.

      Prior media experience:
      Interview: McClatchy. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/02/01/137574/mexico-town-takes-a-monetary-path.html
      Educational background:
      BA - Political Science / Philosphy, University of Victoria, BC Canada.
      References:
      Bernard Lietaer, Author
      See my Linkedin Profile

      Interests:
      Alternative and emerging monetary and economic systems, payment systems, future of money, monetary crisis and recovery, stable monetary systems.

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