The Swiss WIR Bank is the best example we have of a successful large-scale mutual credit clearing system that has stood the test of time and continues to thrive. Up until now, very little information was available about its history and operations. That situation has now taken a significant turn.
Prof. Studer’s book about the Swiss WIR Bank is now available in English. This excellent translation by Prof. Philip Beard of Sonoma State University, is a “must read” for any student of money, banking, complementary currency, or exchange alternatives.
WIR and the Swiss National Economy
by Prof. Tobias Studer
Department of Economics
University of Basel, Switzerland
Published by the WIR Bank, Basel
Title of German original: “WIR in unserer Volkswirtschaft”
English Translation: Philip H. Beard, Ph.D., Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California 94928 © 2006
The digital file can be downloaded for $3 from lulu.com, specifically, http://www.lulu.com/content/301348.
A printed copy can be ordered at http://www.lulu.com/content/268895 for the price of $15.00.
60 Years WIR Business Circle Cooperative - Origins and Ideology*
Translation, by Frederika Almstedt with assistance from Thomas Greco, of an article which appeared in WIR Magazin, September 1994.
Alternatives to Globalization
Cooperative Principle and Complementary Currency
This article was taken from the following website and translated into English by Prof. Philip Beard of Sonoma State University.