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Invité de PHARE : Perry MEHRLING (Boston University) sur le thème "Assets and Liabilities of International Economics, Theory and Policy according to Kindleberger"

Le prochain séminaire (ouvert à tous) « Histoire de la Macroéconomie et des Théories Monétaires » (H2M) aura lieu le vendredi 19 avril 2024 à La Maison des Sciences Economiques (106-112 boulevard de l'hôpital, 75013 Paris, Métro Campo-Formio) de 17h30 à 19h / salle 117

P. Mehrling présentera (en anglais) son dernier livre, Money and Empire. Charles P. Kindleberger and the Dollar System (2022); il a tenu à joindre deux textes de Kindleberger (1961, 1982) qui pourront être parcourus en guise d'introduction à son propos.

Abstract : Charles Kindleberger ranks as one of the twentieth century’s best-known and most influential international economists. This book traces the evolution of his thinking in the context of a ‘key-currency’ approach to the rise of the dollar system, here revealed as the indispensable framework for global economic development since World War II. Unlike most of his colleagues, Kindleberger was deeply interested in history, and his economics brimmed with real people and institutional details. His research at the New York Fed and BIS during the Great Depression, his wartime intelligence work, and his role in administering the Marshall Plan gave him deep insight into how the international financial system really operated. A biography of both the dollar and a man, this book is also the story of the development of ideas about how money works. It throws a revealing light on the underlying economic forces and political obstacles shaping our globalized world.


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