Bernard Lietaer has been active in a wide variety of functions in the world of finance. At the Belgian Central Bank he was responsible for the introduction of the convergence mechanism for the single European currency system (ECU). After a period as president of the electronic payment system in Belgium he was cofounder and general […]

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John Rogers has been developing and promoting local and regional currencies since 1993. He was co-director of the Wales Institute for Community Currencies at the University of Newport and has written three books about regional currencies: The Map – How To Out Your Local Economy Local Money – What Difference Does It Make? People Money […]

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Prof. Dr. Harald Spehl was born in 1940 in Hohen-Neuendorf near Berlin and studied economics in Münster, Berlin und Rosario/Argentina. Later he was a research and teaching assistant at the universities of Münster and Cologne, gaining his doctorate in 1970. From 1973-1975 he was Professor of Economics in the Planning Deparment at the University of […]

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Franz Galler (age 51) comes from the Bavarian community of Ainring and is the founder of the regional currency initiative Sterntaler and the cooperative RegioSTAR eG. As a trained bank manager he worked in the banking business for over 25 years and is now an independent wealth advisor. In 2010 he founded the ‘Office for […]

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Rolf Merten, born 1952, trained as a wholesale and export merchant, an economist and a psychologist. He took advanced training with the Bavarian Rural Medical Chamber in psychotherapy and pyschoanalysis, Gestalt therapy training in Berlin and at the Fritz Perls Institute in Düsseldorf, where he now teaches. Rolf has been the manager of the ‘Inselhaus […]

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