E-Mich - "L'économie de longue periode. Some Normative Aspects."

CHAIRE HOOVER Louvain-La-Neuve

16 novembre 2021

12h45 - 14h00

Doyen 21 & TEAMS

Mardi intime de la Chaire Hoover par Grégory PONTHIERE

This presentation focuses on the recent book "L'économie de longue période" (Economica, 2020), which provides an introduction to the economic analysis of the long period, with a particular emphasis on the study of the existence of multiple economic regimes, each regime being characterized by its own set of laws and regularities, and on the study of the conditions driving the transition from one regime to another regime. Taking this theoretical framework as a starting point, we will then examine some possible paths to go from backward-looking positive analysis of the long period to forward-looking normative analysis of social change. Here are some questions that will be evoked. How can the study of the succession of regimes in the past help us thinking about the transition towards a better society? What can we learn from multiple-regime models for the study of social justice over time? What possibilities and constraints do multiple regimes impose on the quest for an ideal society?