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Principles Of The New Mercantilism And The Crisis Of Global Economy

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  • Dimitri UZUNIDIS

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    (Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO)

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How to understand the current crisis at the World level? Following Joan Robinson, we present the definition of “new mercantilism”, and explain how mercantilist practices have supported what we commonly call globalization. The current economic crisis can be linked with mercantilist practices: globalization, because of the internal and external barriers that capitalism had to face, has quickly been driven by finance. The latter, supplying the “virtual economy”, has become a cause of depreciation and destruction of capital in excess. What can be the future of the “world economy”? Some paths are presented in conclusion, aiming at opening the discussion.

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Paper provided by Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation in its series Working Papers with number 236.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Publication status: Published in Cahiers du Lab.RII, March 2011
Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:236

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Keywords: Joan Robinson; New Mercantilism; Globalization; Global Firm; Financialization;

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  1. Cedrini Mario, 2007. "Consensus vs. freedom of consensus upon freedom? From Washington disorder to the rediscovery of Keynes," CESMEP Working Papers, University of Turin 200708, University of Turin.
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