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Le retour de l’économie keynésienne

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  • Xavier Ragot

    (OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po, PJSE - Paris Jourdan Sciences Economiques - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics)

Abstract

Les modèles macroéconomiques standards utilisés avant la crise, qualifiés de néokeynésiens, reposent sur la notion de taux d’intérêt naturel plutôt que de demande effective. Or les développements récents de la théorie macroéconomique modélisent de manière bien plus réaliste le fonctionnement du marché des biens et services et le fonctionnement du marché du travail. Ces modèles retrouvent les intuitions keynésiennes – sous-consommation, paradoxe de l’épargne – dans des cadres qui permettent une confrontation plus rigoureuse aux données. Le caractère keynésien ou néoclassique de l’économie ne devrait pas être un enjeu politique ou théorique, mais plutôt un enjeu empirique. À cet égard, des résultats économétriques récents indiquent par exemple que l’économie américaine se comporte de manière keynésienne dans les grandes crises et de manière non keynésienne dans les crises de moindre amplitude, ce qui devrait guider la politique économique.

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  • Xavier Ragot, 2016. "Le retour de l’économie keynésienne," Post-Print halshs-01509704, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01509704
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    Keywords

    Keynesian Economics;

    JEL classification:

    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical
    • E17 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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