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An Economic History of Modern France (Routledge Revivals)

ISBN 9780415616409
Published May 9, 2012 by Routledge
398 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1979, this richly documented study of French development from the early nineteenth century to the present day is of particular imporatnce to students both of history and economics. Francis Caron moves as confidently through the fields of current economic policy and modern economics as he does through the traditional subject matter of French nineteenth-century economic history. His book incorporates the mass of research that has appeared in monograph and periodical form in recent years, making it accessible for the first time to the English-speaking reader.

Table of Contents

Part One The Nineteenth Century (18515-1914)  1. Economic Growth in France in the Nineteenth Century: Problems of Method and Results  2. Institutional and Technical Development  3. Financial Development  4. The Formation of Capital  5. The Development of Trade  6. Agriculture  7. Industrialization  8. The Structures of French Industrial Capitalism  Part Two The Twentieth Century  9. Growth in France in the Twentieth Century  10. Structures and Growth  11. Analysis of Some Sectors  12. Stages of  Growth and Economic Policies from 1914 to 1950  13. Buisness Structures  14. State Policy and Buisness Management

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'This book, by a distinguished French economic historian, covers the years from 1815 until the 1970s. Although necessarily brief and selective, Professor Caron's study will prove a most valuable addition to the growing volume of work on French economic history available in English. The authors deals in a straightforward way with some of the principle themes in French development, rates of growth, agriculture, capital formation, industrialization, and so on, and he analyses expertly and authoritavely the findings of recent scholarship and the various revisions and reinterpretations which such research has produced. Although most of the discussion is at the macro level, Caron does not neglect the existence of the major local variations which make generalizations about French economic development hazardous. However, this is essentially a national, and hence inward-looking study. France's imporatant role in the international economy, her export of capital, and the devlopment of her Empire are virtually ignored. The book is natable for the large number of statistical tables which reflects the strong quantative orientation of much recent French scholarships.'   - The Economic Journal