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Impacts sociaux, économiques et politiques du blanchiment de capitaux (Social, economic and political impacts of money laundering)


  • Eric Vernier

    () (labrii, ULCO)


Le blanchiment de capitaux provoque dans les économies des dégâts considérables. Il est néanmoins nécessaire d’éviter le manichéisme angélique qui consiste à dire que «la guerre, c’est pas beau». En effet, certains pays et certains peuples profitent de la manne financière issue du blanchiment. Cet article s’évertue donc à montrer plusieurs facettes de l’impact du blanchiment de capitaux sur les économies, qu’elles soient positives ou négatives. Il montre qu’une volonté évidente de lutter contre ce fléau doit être nuancée par des considérations sociales et politiques. Money laundering causes important damages in economy. Nevertheless, we should stop playing the innocent: some countries do take advantage from the financial sources that money laundering enables. This article aims at distinguishing the different impacts that money laundering has on economy, impact that could be either positive or negative. In spite of evident urge to fight against this curse, we discuss the fact that opinions should be more finely-shaded

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  • Eric Vernier, 2007. "Impacts sociaux, économiques et politiques du blanchiment de capitaux (Social, economic and political impacts of money laundering)," Working Papers 157, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
  • Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:157

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    many laundering; finance; globalization;

    JEL classification:

    • G00 - Financial Economics - - General - - - General
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions


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