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    The work of Maurice Allais is considerable. We quote hereafter  90 of his principal works or publications. (see the chapter: His Works)
    If one tries to catalogue them, one can establish five great general lines, narrowly imbricated, five fundamental fields all related to the research of the conditions of an effectiveness as large as possible of the economy and to the analysis of the distribution of the incomes that it implies.


1.  The theory of evolution and general economic equilibrium, of the maximum effectiveness, and of the bases of économical calculation .
   At this category his first work of 1943 is attached, which constituted the base of his approach and who has in germ all his further reflexions .

At the search for an economic discipline - The pure Economy

That work is centered on the demonstration of two fundamental proposals: Any situation of equilibrium of the market is a situation of maximum effectiveness, and reciprocally any situation of maximum effectiveness is a situation of equilibrium of a given market economy.
    In the years 1966-1967, Maurice Allais was led to specify the concept of surplus, which appeared already in the work of 1943, and to give up the general model of the Market Economy proposed by Walras, to lead to a new model of the Markets Economy (plural, with an S) which includes the currency. This general theory of the surpluses really constitute a considerable and revolutionary progress  in relation to the existing theories.


2.  The theory of intertemporal processes and of a maximal capitalistic effectiveness
    This category is represented by his work of 1947: Economy and Interest.  When one takes into account the future generations, some essential parameters appear of which it is necessary to hold count. He works out in this book the theory of the maximum capitalistic effectiveness, situation which corresponds to a wage interest rate nil. Of all the theories of dynamic capitalistic processes, the theory developed by Maurice Allais is the only which lends itself to numerical applications. It is entirely confirmed by observation data.


3.   The theory of random choices and of criteria to be considered for rational economical  decisions
     Is it possible to extend the theories of the general economical equilibrium to the case of one random economy ?  In a report of 1952 : Foundation and applications of the theory of the risk in Econometrics,  Maurice Allais answers that it is possible. That leads it to refuse the Theory of Games de Von Neumann and Morgenstein. It supports its argumentation by examples of which one remained famous under the name of "Allais' Paradox".


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