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La réforme du système monétaire international : une réflexion dans une perspective keynésienne


  • FIGUERA, Stephano

    () (Università degli Studi di Catania. Facoltà di Giurisprudenza. Italia)


La réforme du système monétaire international reste toujours au centre de l'attention des spécialistes de théorie monétaire et des responsables de la politique économique. Afin de résoudre les problèmes qui se posent dans ce domaine et d'évaluer les hypothèses de changement qui ont été proposées, il est nécessaire de mener une réflexion sur les rôles que la monnaie et la banque centrale jouent dans une économie capitaliste au niveau national aussi bien qu'international. Dans cette perspective il est utile de revenir à quelques passages de la théorie keynésienne de la monnaie. Le Traité sur la monnaie, les articles postérieurs à la Théorie générale aussi bien que les écrits keynésiens de la période 1942-1946, apparaissent comme des points de repère fondamentaux pour la construction d'un nouvel ordre monétaire international. En effet, en partant des propositions keynésiennes, il est possible de proposer une réforme en mesure de surmonter les faiblesses des anciens systèmes et d'assurer un ordre monétaire juste et stable. / The reform of the international monetary system is still one of the main topics of the theorists of the monetary system as well of the policy makers. To solve the problems in this area and to evaluate the different hypotheses suggested, it is necessary to make a theoretical analysis to evaluate the role that money and the central banks should have in national and international dimensions.From this point of view is it necessary to take again into account some ideas of the Keynesian theory of money. The Treatise of Money, and some articles beyond the General Theory like the Keynesian writings in the period 1942-1946, appear to be important benchmarks to build a new international monetary order. Starting from the Keynesian proposals it is possible to suggest a reform capable of eliminating the weakness typical of former systems and to address a new international monetary order which is fair and stable.

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  • FIGUERA, Stephano, 2002. "La réforme du système monétaire international : une réflexion dans une perspective keynésienne," LATEC - Document de travail - Economie (1991-2003) 2002-01, LATEC, Laboratoire d'Analyse et des Techniques EConomiques, CNRS UMR 5118, Université de Bourgogne.
  • Handle: RePEc:lat:lateco:2002-01

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