Paul-Jacques Lehmann

  • The advent of the euro was a revolution for the 340 million people who exchanged their former currencies - considered a fundamental element of national sovereignty - for this new single currency.
    Encouraged by some who believe that its introduction gives more cohesion and strength to Europe in an increasingly globalized economy, the euro is criticized by others who believe that the constraints it imposes are a source of austerity and favor northern European countries at the expense of countries in the south.
    The Future of the Euro Currency traces the evolution of the monetary policy which the European Central Bank instituted at a time when economic, monetary and financial crises were legion. The book presents, as objectively as possible, the advantages and disadvantages of this new currency, while considering the improvements that could promote its durability.

  • It now seems to be a given that the principles that presided over the birth of liberalism and capitalism are no longer relevant. To understand the evolution of this ideology and economic system, Liberalism and Capitalism Today examines the work of the two authors who have contributed the most to the analysis of the conditions that lead to the emergence of these types of organization: Alexis de Tocqueville of France and Max Weber of Germany.
    This book thus analyzes how the evolution of the general environment of a civilization leads to the emergence of new ways of approaching economic life, and then to its development, thanks to innovations in many fields.
    This historical perspective makes it possible to understand the transformations that liberalism and capitalism could offer. It suggests a potential path that does not involve simply returning to a way of life that has been totally altered by the evolution of civilizations and the economy, but instead leads to a more peaceful way of living in most countries of the world.

  • Cet ouvrage analyse la dynamique des politiques et des stratégies des acteurs face à la modification de leur environnement suscitée par la construction de l'Union Économique et la mondialisation de l'économie : la construction communautaire constitue pour l'instant une source supplémentaire de déstabilisation des capacités gouvernementales des états membres, et l'Europe n'est pas encore à même de prendre le relais de l'ensemble des politiques économiques qui

  • Comme il y a deux cents ans, au moment de la fondation de la Banque de France, la création et le fonctionnement de la Banque Centrale Européenne font l'objet de nombreuses controverses quant au rôle que cette institution doit remplir. À l'origine simples Instituts d'émission chargés de mettre en circulation les billets, les banques centrales sont progressivement devenues les bailleurs de fond de l'Etat et les responsables de la politique monétaire. Une réflexion sur l'efficacité des différents statuts dont peut disposer une banque centrale.

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