Bernard Lietaer – The role of regional currencies in a wider currency union

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This talk was given at Feasta’s emergency debt conference, on Friday September 23 2011.

Bernard Lietaer, the author of The Future of Money , is an international expert in the design and implementation of currency systems over 30 years as a Central Banker, fund manager,  a university professor, and a consultant to multinational corporations, and community organizations.  He co-designed and implemented the convergence mechanism to the single European currency system (the Euro) and served as president of the Electronic Payment System at the National Bank of Belgium (the Belgian Central Bank).  He co-founded and managed GaiaCorp, a top performing currency fund whose profits funded investments in environmental projects.  A former professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain, he has also taught at Sonoma State University and Naropa University.  He is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources of the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a member of the Club of Rome,  a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, the World Business Academy,  and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.  Bernard Lietaer has written numerous books and articles about money systems, including Of Human Wealth (forthcoming, 2011), Monnaies Régionales (2008), and The Mystery of Money (2000).

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