This is a comprehensive history of a critically formative period in French economic history. Frances Lynch covers topics such as the post-war negotiations for American aid, the reconstruction of a capital market, the modernization of French agriculture, the liberalization of trade in the 1950s and subsequent economic growth.
'This is an important book that deserves a wide readership' - - Economic History Review
'...this book is a useful survey of the evolution of France's post-war policies...this volume will also be helpful to the understanding of today's debates.' - Ludovic Cailluet, University of Reading.