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Sistemas de moeda local: uma investigação sobre seus potenciais a partir do caso do Banco Bem em Vitória/ES


  • Menezes, Melissa Silva
  • Crocco, Marco Aurélio


Local money systems: an investigation towards its potentialities based on the study of the Banco Bem in Vitória, Brazil - The aim of this paper is to investigate towards a relatively unexplored area: the Local Money Systems (LMS), that are, in short, an agreement amongst the population of a community to use a mean of payment which is valid only in that particular space where they live. To achieve such objectives, it was made a survey of the existent national and international bibliography on this topic, an exercise of theorization based on the post-keynesian theory and an exploratory study of a Brazilian case, the Banco Bem located in the city of Vitória/ES. The goal was not to infer concluding results − which would be precipitate because of its early character − but to expand its understanding and to indicate its potentialities and limits.

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  • Menezes, Melissa Silva & Crocco, Marco Aurélio, 2009. "Sistemas de moeda local: uma investigação sobre seus potenciais a partir do caso do Banco Bem em Vitória/ES," Revista Economia e Sociedade, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), vol. 37, pages 1-28, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:euc:ancoec:v:37:y:2009:p:371-398

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    Local money; Financial exclusion; Local development; Post-Keynesian economics.;

    JEL classification:

    • R51 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Finance in Urban and Rural Economies
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages


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