The second paper has been published some days ago online.
HOW ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CAN BE PRACTICAL AND FUNNY WHILE PUZZLING ECONOMISTS: EXCHANGE NETWORKS, PARALLEL CURRENCIES & FREE BAZAARS IN GREECE
This is a working paper belongs to a greater ongoing field research project concerning economic activity in Greece performed without the use of any official currency. The schemes studied range from parallel currencies to free bazaars and from specialised exchange networks to businesses accepting used public transport tickets as partial payment by customers. Exchange and bazaars often take place via fairs and parties, some of which have already become famous and attract hundreds of people, although most of the schemes are quite recent and still develop.
The scope of this paper is, therefore:
a) To present the theoretical, connected to environment, issues, that the project aims to deal with, and
b) To present the findings of the first, qualitative, stage of field research that might enlighten us on how the environment as an idea and motive leads people to invent new ways of transacting.
Keywords: exchange networks, free bazaars, parallel currencies, environment, grassroots theory.
JEL: E49, P49
You may find the entire paper at the link
or at the links column, at the left side of the blog!
"It is astonishing what foolish things one can temporarily believe if one thinks too long alone, particularly in economics". John Maynard Keynes (1936, The General Theory).