Small Firms and the <i>Synthèse Républicaine</i>

Francesca Carnevali

in Europe's Advantage

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199257393
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603846 | DOI:
Small Firms and the Synthèse Républicaine

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This chapter analyses the segmented nature of France’s banking system up to the early 1930s. It focuses on the social and political reasons why French small firms were able to influence the government’s economic policy, including banking regulation. The chapter also reassesses the role played by small firms in the process of French economic growth.

Keywords: savings banks; popular banks; transaction costs; government economic policy

Chapter.  8019 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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