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La théorie budgétaire du niveau des prix, un bilan critique

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  • Jérôme Creel

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Henri Sterdyniak

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

La théorie budgétaire du niveau des prix, soit en anglais la Fiscal Theory of the Price Level, (FTPL), a donné lieu à une intense littérature dans les années récentes1 (Leeper [1991], Sims [1994], Woodford [1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 et 2000], Canzoneri et alii [1998], Cochrane [1999, 2000], Christiano et Fitzgerald [2000], et, de façon critique, McCallum [1998] et Buiter [1998, 1999, 2000]). Cette littérature présente plusieurs particularités curieuses. Elle est purement théorique ; elle ne part d’aucun fait empirique observé ; elle n’a aucune application pratique ; elle n’a aucun retentissement dans le débat public de politique économique. Il s’agit d’une pure scholastique puisqu’il s’agit d’étudier la détermination de l’inflation dans une économie sans autorités monétaires actives, à prix parfaitement flexibles (...).

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