Endogeniczny pieniądz w jednym genialnym cytacie

Michał Gamrot


Joan Robinson, marksistka, jedna z najwybitniejszych przedstawicielek postkeynsizmu, rozumiała endogeniczność pieniądza jak mało kto.

“The correlations to be explained [sc. in the relationship between money supply and real output] could be set out in quantity theory terms if the equation were read right-handed. Thus we might suggest that a marked rise in the level of activity is likely to be preceded by an increase in the supply of money (if M is widely defined) or in the velocity of circulation (if M is narrowly defined) because a rise in the wage bill and in borrowing for working capital is likely to precede an increase in the value of output appearing in the statistics. Or that a fall in activity sharp enough to cause losses deprives the banks of credit-worthy borrowers and brings a contraction in their position. But the tradition of Chicago consists in reading the equation from left to right. Then the observed relations are interpreted without any hypothesis at all except _post hoc ergo propter hoc 1.

Robinson, Joan. 1970. “Quantity Theories Old and New: Comment,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 2.4: 504–512

HT: Lord Keynes

  1. po tym, więc wskutek tego (cofnij)