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Kalecki était-il keynésien avant Keynes ?


  • Michaël Assous


In a closely argued book, Patinkin [1982] has concluded that Michal Kalecki did not anticipate the General Theory. The three main arguments developed by Patinkin are discussed with reference to his interpretation of Keynes’s General Theory. Focused on Kalecki’s 1934, article, that Patinkin did not know, this study shows: i) that Kalecki set out a static unemployment model; ii) that this model provides an integrated general equilibrium treatment of goods and money markets linked with marginalist short-period pricing theory; iii) that Kalecki develops an original analysis of the relative movements of wages and prices. Thus, Patinkin to the contrary, it is suggested we can give Kalecki credit for anticipating part of the essential ideas of the General Theory. Classification JEL : B22, B31, E12

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  • Michaël Assous, 2006. "Kalecki était-il keynésien avant Keynes ?," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 57(2), pages 165-183.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_572_0165

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    1. Simon Chapple, 1991. "Did Kalecki Get There First? The Race for the General Theory," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 23(2), pages 243-261, Summer.
    2. Patinkin, Don, 1990. "On different interpretations of the General Theory," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 205-243, October.
    3. L. R. Klein, 1951. "The Life of John Maynard Keynes," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 59, pages 443-443.
    4. Chapple, Simon, 1995. "The Kaleckian Origins of the Keynesian Model," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 47(3), pages 525-537, July.
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    • B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics
    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian


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