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New Estimates of the Money Stock in France, 1493–1680

  • Debra Glassman (a1) and Angela Redish (a1)
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The money stock in France from 1493 to 1680 has not been well understood. Changes in the money stock have usually been represented by moving sums of annual mint output. Mint output, however, included large amounts of recoinage, resulting in double-counting. A model of mint output is estimated to determine the amount of recoinage. The money stock estimates are also improved by incorporating a constant rate of loss of coins.

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C. C. Patterson , “Silver Stocks and Losses in Ancient and Medieval Times”, Economic History Review, 25 (1972), p. 220.

N. J. Mayhew , “Numismatic Evidence and Falling Prices in the Fourteenth Century”, Economic History Review, 27 (1974), p. 3.

James C. Riley and John J. McCusker , “Money Supply, Economic Growth, and the Quantity Theory of Money: France, 1650–1788,” Explorations in Economic History, 20 (1983), pp. 274–93.

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The Journal of Economic History
  • ISSN: 0022-0507
  • EISSN: 1471-6372
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