French exchange rate management in the mid-1920s: lessons drawn from new evidence
AbstractThis paper challenges the conventional view of the existence of a pure floating regime in France during the mid-1920âs. Our study of the archives of the Bank of France and the French Ministry of Finance, as well as a thourough examination of the exchange rates (FRF/USD) and (FRF/GBP) during the 1920\'s reveal that the French authorities did intervene on several occasions. How ever from these first direct actions, as well as some over abortive attempts, several lessons can be drawn about the effectiveness of interventions on a âmodernâ echange rate market.
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- Bertrand BLANCHETON (CMHE, IFReDE-GRES), 2004. "French Exchange Rate Management in the mid-1920\'s lessons drawn from new evidence," Cahiers du GRES 2004-05, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
- N24 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Europe: 1913-
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