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Ce qu'on en dit après - le Currency Board argentin et sa fin tragique

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  • Jérôme Sgard

    (Centre d'études et de recherches internationales)

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    L’Argentine a mené entre 1991 et 2001 une des expériences de currency board les plus remarquables de la période moderne. Comment rendre compte de cette expérience, prise dans son ensemble ? Qu’apprend-elle sur les avantages et les inconvénients des currency board ? Comment expliquer son échec final et quelles conclusions plus générales en tirer ? Telles sont les questions auxquelles cet article souhaite apporter des éléments de réponse. Pour cela, l’auteur commence par rappeler les principaux caractères de ce modèle, puis met en perspective la trajectoire de l’économie argentine au cours des années 1991-2001 ; enfin, il analyse les principales thèses défendues depuis la fin de 2001, en s’en tenant principalement au débat international.

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    Publication status: Published in Revue d'économie financière, 2004, pp.129-152
    Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/6827

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