The purpose of this paper is to provide a short- to medium-term analysis of the performance of the French economy. It analyzes public finance, growth, unemployment, especially of young people, the banking system, etc. It proposes several avenues for needed structural reforms and evaluates whether the political-economic system can bring about these reforms. Putting these factors together illustrates the “paradox” that is the French economy.
FOURÇANS, A. (2013). The End of the "French Paradox"? Global Economy Journal, 13(3), pp. 359-370.