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The IMF and France (1944–1960): A “Cooperative Game” in the Bretton Woods System

  • Kazuhiko Yago
Part of the Studies in Economic History book series (SEH)

Abstract

No other member of the IMF has experienced such a peculiar relationship with the institution as France has had. On the one hand, France, as a major signatory nation of the Bretton Woods Agreement, has been one of the most important members of the IMF, sending several high-ranking officials to the Fund, including Managing Directors. On the other hand, the position of France often has been contrary to the IMF’s views and it has proposed distinctively alternative plans for an international monetary system. France has in fact been a “watchdog” of the Bretton Woods System (Bordo et al. 1994, p. 10).

Keywords

Foreign Reserve International Monetary System Bretton Wood System Austerity Policy French Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of CommerceWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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