Grassroots Economics does regular research on the results of the different community currency programs. Data is collected through yearly surveys of the current programs, interviewing people in and out of the program. Prospective baseline surveys for other communities are done as well. Grassroots Economics founder Will Ruddick works together with researchers of different disciplines throughout the world. GEs standards on data analysis and reporting can be found here.

The preliminary results of the 2017 survey can be found here. An example of ongoing research in rural areas can be found here.

We are open to your research proposals. Please send us your proposal via the contact page.

Published Research Papers

Village Market Simulator

YouTube Series on Uses Agent Based modeling to explore the various benefits and challenges of Community Currencies: