Argentina's Parallel Currency: The Economy of the Poor

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Pickering & Chatto, 2009 - Business & Economics - 254 pages
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Analyzes the rise and fall of the Red de Trueque (launched in 1995 by a group of environmentalists who exchanged goods and services at their own 'market' using a system of mutual credit) in Argentina. This book identifies rules of governance and sustainability for institutional settings in which state regulation is minimal.

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Economic Life as an Institutional Process
Perspectives on Complementary Currency Systems
The Political and Economic Context in Argentina

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