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François Perroux, un grand contestataire


  • Jean Weiller


[eng] From the start, Perroux was a critique of traditional economics. Then, inspired by Schumpeter's Theory economic development, he for its translation into French [1935]. In search of new tools of analysis a widerviewed economics, he proposed to take into account the of an « internationaly economy » the proper estimation of human costs and the inevitably conflictual character of any scheme or goal we are looking for, such as international cooperation or even pacific coexistence. While he was for resolutely aiming at « going beyond capitalism », but with the acceptance of present realities and struggles (to be accounted for), he refused what he saw as complaisance towards superficial remedies. The dialogue between monopolies and nations will continue and we ought to pursue it for a philosophy of a new development [1981]. [fre] Dès le début de son enseignement, il veut s'attaquer à l'enseignement traditionnel, en s'appuyant notamment sur la Théorie de l'évolution économique de Schumpeter (dont il fait établir la traduction française, [1935]). A la recherche de nouveaux instruments d'analyse en vue d'une économie élargie, il insistera sur le jeu de l'économie internationalement dominante et les effets de domination, une véritable prise en compte des coûts de l'homme, ainsi que sur le caractère conflictuel des décisions et même des objectifs : comme ceux de la nécessaire coopération internationale ou encore de la coexistence pacifique. S'il faut aller résolument « au-delà du capitalisme », c'est en tenant compte de réalisations jugées indispensables et en repoussant toute complaisance à des recettes ou remèdes superficiels. Le dialogue a été et restera nécessaire « entre monopoles et nations », comme pour dégager une « philosophie du nouveau développement» [1981].

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  • Jean Weiller, 1989. "François Perroux, un grand contestataire," Revue Française d'Économie, Programme National Persée, vol. 4(2), pages 27-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:rfreco:rfeco_0769-0479_1989_num_4_2_1211
    DOI: 10.3406/rfeco.1989.1211
    Note: DOI:10.3406/rfeco.1989.1211

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    1. Claire Baldin & Ludovic Ragni, 2018. "François Perroux : Echange pur contre échange composite - Controverses et enjeux de justice," GREDEG Working Papers 2018-16, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), Université Côte d'Azur, France.
    2. Monasson, Rémi & Pouliquen, Olivier, 1997. "Entropy of particle packings: An illustration on a toy model," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 236(3), pages 395-410.
    3. Fèvre, Raphaël, 2019. "Georges Bataille, François Perroux and French Critiques of the Marshall Plan," OSF Preprints acb6z, Center for Open Science.

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