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Le troc en économie monétaire

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  • Taurand, Francis

    (Université Laval)

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    This study deals with the occurence of barter in monetary economies. We reject the Aristotelician view of barter as a primitive technique fading away with the advance of technological progress. Barter is shown to enable economic agents to publicize their needs without damaging their negotiating power, an important consideration when bargaining with a discriminating monopoly for a much coveted good. Barter thus appears as a rational response to a specific informational structure. Cette étude analyse les conditions de survenance du troc dans une économie monétaire. Rejetant la présentation aristotélicienne du troc comme une réalité primitive s’effaçant devant le progrès technique, elle montre que le troc permet à l’agent de révéler ses besoins sans affaiblir sa position de négociation. Cet avantage est important si l’agent se trouve face à un monopole discriminant pour un bien très désiré. Le troc apparaît ainsi comme une réponse rationnelle à une structure d’information précise.

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    Article provided by Société Canadienne de Science Economique in its journal L'Actualité économique.

    Volume (Year): 62 (1986)
    Issue (Month): 2 (juin)
    Pages: 236-256

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    Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:v:62:y:1986:i:2:p:236-256
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    1. Grantham, George & Velk, Tom & Fraas, Arthur G, 1977. "On the Microeconomics of the Supply of Money," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 29(3), pages 339-356, November.
    2. Barro, Robert J. & Fischer, Stanley, 1976. "Recent developments in monetary theory," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 2(2), pages 133-167, April.
    3. Wallace, Neil, 1972. "An Approach to the Study of Money and Nonmoney Exchange Structures," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 4(4), pages 838-847, November.
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