Prof. Richard Werner Conference – Banking Industry Exposed & Solutions Presented –  Dublin April 2016 

The Questions asked & answered by Prof. Werner.

  1. Why is banking so important for the economy, society and the sustainable development of regions and communities?
  2. What causes the recurring boom-bust cycles and crises?
  3. What policies or banking systems have historically been most successful in avoiding these cycles and crises?
  4. What kind of banking system and banking policy do we need?
  5. While we are at it, can we solve the major problems of our time with this
  6. What are the policies which are being pushed that we need to oppose?

A detailed index is included with the video.



Banking and Money Reform Conference - Poster.2

Banking and Money Reform Conference –

Dublin – Friday 29th April 2016 with Prof Richard Werner. Also a submission from Positive Money UK.

Dear all,

The Public Banking Forum of Ireland (PBFI) and the Public Banking Alliance (PBA) is delighted to announce that we will hold a ‘Banking and Money Reform Conference’ with Professor Richard Werner on Friday 29th April 2016, in Dublin.

Please mark the date in your diary. There will be a fee for entry to the conference to cover costs. Precise details on the conference will be released shortly.

Prof Richard Werner BSc (Econ), D.Phil. (Oxon) (Full Bio attached.)

Professor Werner is Chair in International Banking , Director, Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development; Director of Int’l Development within Southampton Management School at the University of Southampton.

Prof Werner also heads up the group ‘Local First’ based in Hampshire UK. They will open their first Community Bank in Southampton this year. They plan to replicate this model throughout Britain.

Local First on BBC News:

He has spoken throughout the world on Banking reform and advocates the introduction of Local Community Banks.

Local First: Local First is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC), promoting local banks.

1’:23” Video by Local First

 Prof Werner publications include:

  • A lost century in economics: three theories of banking and the conclusive evidence – Werner, Richard
  • An analytical review of volatility metrics for bubbles and crashes – Vogel, Harold and Werner, Richard A.
  • Can banks individually create money out of nothing? – The theories and the empirical evidence – Werner, Richard A.
  • Princes of the Yen: Japan’s Central Bankers and the Transformation of the Economy (East Gate Books) May 2, 2003
  • New Paradigm in Macroeconomics: Solving the Riddle of Japanese Macroeconomic Performance May 19, 2005
  • Why Japanese economy or was killed (2003) ISBN: 4062118688 [Japanese Import]


Alex Templeton speaking at ECOBATE – UK – 2013

“Councils should bring local banks into being so they can become powerful partners and promote economic, social and environmental benefits to their communities.”

Watch his Video here:


  • Banking and Money Reform Conference
  • Aishling Hotel – Liffey Suite – Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. Website Tel: + 353 (0)1 677 2324 Email:
  • Date & Time: Friday 29th April 2016 from 9:15am until 2pm.
  • Entry Fee: Corporate and Academics €50 (+ ticket service fee), Private individuals €20 (+ ticket service fee), Student & unemployed €10 (+ ticket service fee)
  • Tickets from Eventbrite – Link: Eventbrite Booking in advance is advised as spaces are limited.
  • Getting there: 5 min from Heuston Train Station. 4 min from Luas National Museum Stop.
  • Parking options: € National Museum €€ Heuston Station €€€ Hotel Carpark


Please e-mail us at or phone us at one of the numbers below for further information. Booking in advance is required.

More information on Professor Werner and his work can be found on our websites (Use the search box.) and

  • Tickets from Eventbrite – Link: Eventbrite Booking in advance is advised as spaces are limited.


We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Please inform others who may be interested.



Gerry Duddy

PBFI – Joint Secretary


Jim Miller

PBFI – Chairman