The Belle Epoque of International Finance: French Capital Exports, 1880‐1914

59 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2012

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Rui Esteves

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Date Written: June 2011

Abstract

This paper introduces a new dataset of French investments in foreign securities. This is the most detailed data available to date. The data is used to study the composition, valuation, and total return of the French portfolio of non‐sovereign foreign securities on the 34 years before World War I. Additional insights are obtained about the structure of the financial market in France.

Keywords: International Capital Flows, France, Pre-1913

JEL Classification: F21, N20

Suggested Citation

Esteves, Rui, The Belle Epoque of International Finance: French Capital Exports, 1880‐1914 (June 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2024984 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2024984

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