[p2p-research] Fwd: Workshop : Monetary Theory - Université Paris Nanterre - 18-19 Sept 2009

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Tue Aug 18 12:24:50 CEST 2009

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Subject: Workshop : Monetary Theory - Université Paris Nanterre - 18-19 Sept
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Interdisciplinary Workshop
on Either Side of Money Economic Theory
" The purpose of the workshop is to allow economists working along the new
trends in money theory to meet social scientists working along their own
lines "


18-19 September 2009
conferences room , bâtiment
Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Défense

Money – its existence and its properties – is a common concern for social
scientists, economists included. But economists and other social scientists
scarcely meet and debate together on the state of the art in their
respective disciplines. When they do, a lack of reciprocal knowledge makes
discussion difficult and not free of misunderstandings. Economists are not
the sole to be blamed. As specialization in research is increasing it is
more and more difficult for each of us to keep an eye on what is going on in
other disciplines. This is especially true for economics.

Economic theory has experienced deep transformations in the field during the
last 20 years. The existence of a monetary equilibrium has been proved for
the first time with money conceived as an intermediary of exchange (Iwai,
Kiyotaki & Wright, etc.). Many traditional views have been restated in new
terms, thanks to search-theoretic approach. Money finds a room in economy as
a remedy either to barter inconveniences or to private information on
commodities (Williamson & Wright) or to an impossibility of commitment
(Kiyotaki & Moore) or to an absence of a record-keeping device
(Kocherlakota), etc. Essentiality of money (Wallace) is now a prerequisite
for any proposition about the properties of monetary equilibria (neutrality,
optimality, etc.). Studying money along these lines economists have dealt
with themes usually treated by social scientists, as social norms (Araujo),
gift economies (Kocherlakota) to say nothing about trust. Have they built a
bridge between economics and other social sciences or have they simply
invaded and colonized sociology and anthropology? How worth are the recent
advances in money economic theory from the point of view of social sciences
at large?

The purpose of the workshop, whose title alludes to Georg Simmel, is to
allow economists working along the new trends in money theory to meet social
scientists working along their own lines (or the other way round). Not only
a better reciprocal knowledge will result from such a confrontation but also
a more precise assessment of what has been done in a recent past and,
hopefully, some cross-fertilization in the future.

Contact: *Jean Cartelier* jean.cartelier(at)gmail.com - replace (at) par @

*(1) Georg Simmel, Philosophy of Money, p. 54*


Interdisciplinary Workshop
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Preliminary program Friday 18th September 2009

9:00 : Welcome

   - 9:30 : Geoffrey Ingham, Cambridge University (UK)
    '*Re-visiting the credit theory of money*'
   - 10:30 : Luis Araujo, Michigan State University
   "*The Essentiality of Money in Exchange*"

11:30 : Coffee break

   - 11:45 : Keith Hart, Goldsmiths University of London
   *“Mediation and memory in the theory of money*”

12:45 : Lunch

   - 14:00 : Anders Ogren, EHFF/SSE Stockholm and Paris-Ouest-Nanterre
   “*On the origins of Money - an Intersection Between Ideas and Practice in
   History*” (co-authored by Carl Wennerlind)
   - 15:00 : Pascal Bridel, Université de Lausanne
   “*Pareto's monetary theory: from Walras's general equilibrium to a
   Mengerian approach and... back(?)*”

16:00 : Coffee break

   - 16:15: Luca Fantacci, Bocconi University, Milano
   "*The relationship between money and commodities in the theories and
   reform proposals of J. M. Keynes*"
   - 17: 15 : Patrice Baubeau, University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre
   - 18:15 : Mariana Rojas Breu, University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre
   "*Competing fiat currencies and debt enforcement*"

Saturday 19th September 2009

   - 9:30 : Nicola Amendola, University of Rome Tor Vergata
   “*Money and social mobility in a search theoretic analytical frame work*”
   - 10:30 : Jean Cartelier, University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre
   “*Fiat money or set of rules? What concept for a (market) theory of

11:30 : Coffee break

   - 11:45 : Heiner Ganssmann, Freie Universität, Berlin
   « *Decentralized price formation in theories of money* »

12:45 : Lunch

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