New Publications 2020

This is a provisional survey of new literature about complementary currencies. The list comprises publications of the year 2020. Most contributions are in English. However, at the bottom of the list you will also titles in other languages. Presently, these publications are not included in the databank of cc-literature; they will be inserted in a couple of weeks. The list will be amended over the next days. I would be grateful for information about publications which are not included in this list (

For new publications in the IJCCR see

Rolf Schroeder


  • Amato, Massimo: The Nature of Money in a Clearing System: From Liquidity to Liquidness, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13, 1, 409-437 .
  • Amato M., Fantacci L. (2020) Complementary Currencies. In: Battilossi S., Cassis Y., Yago K. (eds) Handbook of the History of Money and Currency. Springer, Singapore.
  • Ajulo, O.M., von Meding, J. and Tang, P. (2020), Relocalisation for degrowth and disaster risk reduction, Disaster Prevention and Management
  • Arjaliès, Diane-Laure, ‘At the Very Beginning, There’s This Dream.’ The Role of Utopia in the Workings of Local and Cryptocurrencies (February 27, 2020). Forthcoming in the Palgrave “Handbook of Technological Finance,” edited by Raghavendra (Raghu) Rau, Robert Wardrop and Luigi Zingales. (27 February 2020). Available at SSRN:
  • Balaguer Rasillo, X. Alternative economies, digital innovation and commoning in grassroots organisations: Analysing degrowth currencies in the Spanish region of Catalonia. Environmental Policy and Governance 2020; e1910.
  • Barinaga, Ester: Two Teaching Cases (Kenyan CC and Woergl)
  • Bazzani, Giacomo: Money as a tool for collective action, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13, 1, 438-461
  • Bazzani Giacomo: When Money Changes Society. Wirtschaft + Gesellschaft. Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • Dagnes, Joselle and Storti, Luca: Establishing, or Failing? That Is the (Puzzling) Question. An Attempt to Introduce a Complementary Currency, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13,1, 540-563
  • Dash, Bibhu and Sandhu, Namrata (2020), A preliminary understanding of hybrid models in timebanking and volunteering. Development Policy Review Accepted Author Manuscript.
  • Diprose. Gradon: Transacting services through time banking: renegotiating equality and reshaping work. In: J. K. Gibson-Graham and Kelly Dombroski (eds.) The Handbook of Diverse Economies, Cheltenhamand Northampton/Mass.: Edward Elgar, pp.238-245,
  • Doria, Luigi: The Cybernetic Ethos of Cryptocurrencies: Economic and Social Dimensions, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13,1, 384-408
  • Erasaari , Matti 2020 , ‘ The Worth of the ‘While’ : Time and Taxes in a Finnish Timebank ‘ , Social Analysis , vol. 64 , no. 2 , pp. 120-140 .  
  • Eskelinen, Teppo and Venäläinen, Juhanna (2020), “Economic moralities in self-organised alternative economies: the Finnish cases of ridesharing and timebanking”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
  • Eskelinen, Teppo (2020). The conception of value in community economies. In Eskelinen, Teppo; Hirvilammi, Tuuli; Venäläinen, Juhana (Eds.) Enacting Community Economies Within a Welfare State. MayFly, 23-45,
  • Fama, Marco, Lucarelli, Stefano and Orzi, Ricardo: Rethinking Money, Rebuilding Communities: A Multidimensional Analysis of Crypto and Complementary Currencies, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13, 1, 337-359
  • Fama, Marco and Musolino, Elena: Complementary Currencies as a Socio-Technical Innovation. Evidence from a local clearing union in Italy, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13, 1, 462-486
  • Fleischman, Tomaž, Dini, Paolo and Littera, Giuseppe (2020) Liquidity-Saving through Obligation-Clearing and Mutual Credit: An Effective Monetary Innovation for SMEs in Times of Crisis. Journal of Risk Financial Management, 13, 295,
  • García-Corral, F.J., de Pablo-Valenciano, J., Milán-García, J., Cordero-García, J.A., Complementary Currencies: An Analysis of the Creation Process Based on Sustainable Local Development Principles. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5672,
  • Gómez, Georgina M. and Medina Prado: Cristina, The Flexible Institutionalization Process of Puma Currency in Seville, Spain, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13,1, 514-539
  • Gregory, Lee (2020). Pride and Purpose: Reflections on timebanking practice for fostering social networks in wellbeing improvement schemes. Journal of Social Policy, 1-18,
  • Hayashi, Yasushi and Utashiro Tetsuya: An Examination of the Complementary Currencies Past and Present, The Rissho International Journal of Academic Research in Culture and Society (The Academic Canon of Arts, Humanities, and Sciences, 3) Rissho, 93 – 117,
  • Kakar, Adarsh Kumar (2020) Investigating factors that promote time banking for sustainable community based socio-economic growth and development, Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 107, 105623,
  • Ključnikov, Aleksandr, Civelek, Mehmet, Vozňáková, Iveta and Krajčík, Vladimír (2020). Can discounts expand local and digital currency awareness of individuals depending on their characteristics? Oeconomia Copernicana, 11(2), 239-266.,
  • Ključnikov, Aleksandr, Civelek, Mehmet, Polách, Jiří., Mikoláš, Zdeněk and Banot, Michal (2020). How do security and benefits instill trustworthiness of a digital local currency? Oeconomia Copernicana, 11(3), 433-465,
  • Kljucnikov, Aleksandr, Civelek, Mehmet, Krajcik, Vladimír and Polach, Jiří (2020). Customer attitude to the local currency implementation. Marketing and Management of Innovations, 4, 76-89.
  • Laamanen, Mikko, Moser, Christine, Bor, Sanne and den Hond, Frank (2020). A partial organization approach to the dynamics of social order in social movement organizing. Current Sociology, 68(4), 520–545.
  • Larue, Louis (2020) The Ecology of Money: A Critical Assessment, Ecological Economics, Volume 178, 106823,,
  • Lee, Yu-Tse, Lin, Jhan-Jia, Hsu, Jane Yung-Jen and Wu, Ja-Ling: A Time Bank System Design on the Basis of Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain, Future Internet 2020, 12(5), 84;
  • Lenis Escobar, Alexandra, Rueda López, Ramón, García Guerrero, Jorge E. and Salinas Cuadrado, Enrique (2020) Design of Strategies for the Implementation and Management of a Complementary Monetary System Using the SWOT-AHP Methodology, Sustainability, 12, 6849.
  • Lenis Escobar, A.; Rueda López, R.; Solano-Sánchez, M.Á.; García-Moreno García, M.B. The Role of Complementary Monetary System as an Instrument to Innovate the Local Financial System, Journal of Open Innovation. Technology, Market and Complexity, 2020, 6, 141,
  • Lin, Xuheng, Xu, Ronghua, Hwang, David K. and Chen, Yu: Enhance Generalized Exchange Economy Using Blockchain: A Time Banking Case Study, IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs, March 2019
  • Ljovkin, Vladim E. and Ljovkina, Anastasia O., Bashkir Wörgl: Succesfsful Farm Rescue. Implementing Gesell Money in the Shaimurat Farm, Russia, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13,1, 564-585
  • Lee, C., Burgess, G., Kuhn, I., Cowan, A. and Lafortune, L.: Community exchange and time currencies: A systematic and in-depth thematic review of impact on public health outcomes, Public Health, 180, 117-128,
  • Lozano-Oyola, Macarena., Sarasola Fernández, Alberto (2020) Time Banks Within the Framework of the Collaborative Economy. A Case Study. In: Sarasola Sánchez-Serrano J., Maturo F., Hošková-Mayerová Š. (eds) Qualitative and Quantitative Models in Socio-Economic Systems and Social Work. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 208. Springer, Cham.
  • Naughton-Doe R, Cameron A, Carpenter J. Timebanking and the co-production of preventive social care with adults; what can we learn from the challenges of implementing person-to-person timebanks in England? Health and Social Care Community. 2020;00:1–11, .
  • Nishibe, Makoto (2020) The present and future of digital-community currencies: RAMICS 2019 in Hida–Takayama keynote speech. Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review 17, 327–343,
  • Ozanne, Lucie K. and Ozanne, Julie L. (2020) The power of sharing to support consumers through liminality, Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ), Volume 28, Issue 3, Pages 34-41,
  • Sartori, Laura: The Social Life of Sardex and Liberex: Kin or Acquaintances? A Comparison Between Two Mutual Credit Circuits in Italy, PArtecipazione e Conflitto, 13,1, 487-513,
  • September, Jeremy: The Influence of Circulation Efficiency on the Longevity of a Community Currency Organization: A Dual Case Study, Journal of Policy Science 13, 49-68.
  • Schroeder, Rolf F.H.: Beyond the veil of money: Boundaries as constitutive elements of complementary currencies, The Japanese Political Economy 2020,
  • Shmidt, M. (2020) Participants’ interaction with sharing economy platforms in Russia, Information Technology & People, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
  • Siqueira, Ana Cristina O., Honig, Benson, Mariano, Sandra, Moraes, Joysi (2020) A Commons Strategy for Promoting Entrepreneurship and Social Capital: Implications for Community Currencies, Cryptocurrencies, and Value Exchange. Journal of Business Ethics 166, 711–726,
  • Sultana, Tunazzina. (2020). Time Accounting System: Measuring Usability for Validating the Socio-Technical Fit of E-service Exchange Solutions in Local Communities. In: Lazazzara, Alessandra, Ricciardi, Francesca, Za, Stefano (eds.) Exploring Digital Ecosystems. Organizational and Human Challenges. Cham: Springer 2020, 301-314,
  • Zeller, S. Economic Advantages of Community Currencies. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 2020, 13, 271,
  • Zhang, Xidi and Si, Wen Research on the Improvement of Timebank Operation Based on Blockchain Technology, Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, volume 427, 5th International Conference on Social Sciences and Economic Development (ICSSED 2020), pp. 150-153,


  • Andrews Serrano, Karla Anel and Lara Gómez, Graciela (2020) Las monedas complementarias y la economía de los individuos: Un estudio en el Municipio de Santiago de Querétaro. Sinapsis 12 (1), 48 – 68,
  • Gonzalez, Lauro, Cernev, Adrian Kemmer, Araujo, Marcelo Henrique de and Diniz, Eduardo H.. (2020). Moedas complementares digitais e políticas públicas durante a crise da COVID-19. Revista de Administração Pública, 54(4), 1146-1160. Epub August 28, 2020.



  • Gelleri Christian (2020) Komplementärwährungen und monetäre Werkzeuge als soziale Innovation. In: Franz HW., Beck G., Compagna D., Dürr P., Gehra W., Wegner M. (eds) Nachhaltig Leben und Wirtschaften. Sozialwissenschaften und Berufspraxis. Springer VS, Wiesbaden.
  • Silvia Wiegel, Der Beitrag von ,Seniorengenossenschaften‘ zur sozialen Integration alter Menschen in: ZögU Zeitschrift für öffentliche und gemeinwirtschaftliche Unternehmen, 43, 3,  , 335–351,