Philipp Degens is reseacher at the faculty of social sciences at Hamburg university. He studied history, sociology and ehtnology and economics at the Universtiy of Colon.
For his doctoral thesis, he researched assigned meaning and use of regional currencies like the Brixton Pound, Stroud Pound (both in the UK) and the Vorarlbergtaler (Austria). Apart from the sociology of money his academic expertise spans cooperatives, civil society and third sector economics and the debates and options for societal transformantion and sustainability.

More about his person and his contact details can be found on his personal profile at the University of Hamburg.