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Managing the Franc Poincaré: Economic Understanding and Political Constraint in French Monetary Policy, 1928-1936 (Studies in Macroeconomic History) Paperback – April 30, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0521522847 ISBN-10: 0521522846

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"Mouré's analysis of French policy and its motives will become a standard work on the history of the French depression. He performs a valuable task in spanning and integrating political and economic history, and his work forms a distinguished contribution to the growing literature on historical political economy." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"...an unusually well-researched work that sheds much light on a difficult subject. In the process, it eloquently announces the arrival of a talented young historian from whom we may expect more excellent work in the future." Modern Europe

"Kenneth Mouré has produced a magisterial treatment of French economic policy between the de jure stabilization of the franc in 1928 and the Front Populaire devaluation of 1936. Handling a wide range of material from French, British, and American archives to a spectrum of the French contemporary press, Marxist on the left, Conservative on the right, he brilliantly illuminates the economic, financial, and political scope of French domestic and international monetary policy." Charles P. Kindleberger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Kenneth Mouré's book is brilliantly researched, technically elegant, and splendidly organized. It is written with a superb balance of scholarly distance and passion. It will stand as a major contribution to the literature on French monetary policy." Stephen Schuker, Brandeis University

"...this volume deserves a wide audience of economists and economic historians alike." Journal of Economic Literature

"...a thorough acount of a much neglected subject: French monetary policy from stabilization of the franc in 1928 to its devaluation in 1936....Mouré provides a pathbreaking study in the fields of French and international financial history....This book will find a solid place among the important scholarly works in the history of international finance....a solid contribution that paves the way for further research in the vital field of international economic relations." Elisabeth Glaser-Schmidt, Journal of Modern History

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Managing the Franc Poincaré is a study of French monetary policy during the Depression. It seeks to explain bankers', politicians' and civil servants' stubborn pursuit of a deflationary way out of the crisis, despite evidence of its failures abroad.

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