The Economics Conference Fund exists to finance research, publications and administration (website, etc.)
The Economics Conference promotes research into economic life from an associative point of view. The focus and topics of research are determined by members of the Economics Conference in accordance with their own sense of what is needed and what they can accomplish, and certain agreed protocols. Responsibility for fund-raising and the related budgets to cover remuneration, travel, venue and other incidental expenses likewise rests with the researchers. The research is carried out under the rubric 'associative economics' as a contribution to public debates.
A range of existing and future publications is available, funded in part by the Economics Conference Fund, on terms whereby a percentage of sales reverts to the Fund.
The work of the Economics Conference entails administration, including the management of its website. Contributions to the Economics Conference Fund also go to this.
Economics Conference Fund
The Fund receives money worldwide, through fund-raising and donations, and is usually allocated on the basis that 50% is retained for local use (e.g. a seminar) and 50% is devoted to worldwide events (e.g. publications, website, global meetings at the Goetheanum).
The Fund is held in various accounts around the world where a local participant in the Economics Conference acts as a treasurer (see list below). The accounts overall are monitored through a shared spreadsheet so that the treasurers are in effect a circle of trustees. The bookkeeping is coordinated in the USA by Stephen Vallus.
|Country||Entity where held||Treasurer|
|Argentina||Anthroposophical Society in Argentina||Mauricio Garay|
|Anthroposophical Society in Brazil||Lucia Sigolo|
|England||Hermes Trust||Arthur Edwards|
|USA||Anthroposophical Society in America||Kim Chotzen|
Monies can be remitted to any of the above (tax exempt) organisations, or direct to the Goetheanum in Switzerland:
"Gift 1319 Economics Conference"
Allgemeine Anthroposophische Gesellschaft, Posfach, 4143 Dornach, Switzerland
IBAN: CH36 8093 9000 0010 0607 1
Raiffeisenbank Dornach, CH–4143 Dornach