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

Kazuhiko Yago*

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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).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Economic History
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Economic History
ISSN (Print)2364-1797
ISSN (Electronic)2364-1800


  • Austerity Policy
  • Bretton Wood System
  • Foreign Reserve
  • French Policy
  • International Monetary System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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