Dr Frances Lynch

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I joined the University of Westminster as Reader in French Studies in 1995. Before that I had been a lecturer in economic history in the History department of the University of Manchester; a visiting fellow in the department of History and Civilisation, at the European University Institute, Florence; and held a one-year British Academy fellowship.

I have a long history of teaching nineteenth and twentieth century European economic and political history, French history (in French) as well as the history of European integration. 

I am currently module leader for 1HIS515 Democracy and Dictatorship: a History of Twentieth Century Europe. I also teach a level 6 module 1HIS 605 The Russian Revolution and a level 4 module 1HIS 420 The London Blitz, and I supervise undergraduate dissertations in the module 1HIS669.

My research interests include the history of France in the twentieth century; the history of European integration; relations between Britain and France; and the history of taxation. I am happy to supervise students in any of these fields. 

I am a member of the Economic History Society and the University Association for Contemporary European Studies

Recent research grants

  • ESRC grant number: 2005, RES-000-22-1408 Who Pays for the State? Personal Taxation in Western Europe, 1958-2007
  • Leverhulme Trust: 2000, F/07004 Personal Tax Regimes in Post-War Europe

2016

Alan S Milward and contemporary European history: collected academic reviews (2016)
Guirao, F. and Lynch, F.M.B. (ed.) 2016. Alan S Milward and contemporary European history: collected academic reviews. Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

2012

Alan S. Milward and a century of European change (2012)
Lynch, F.M.B., Guirao, F. and Ramirez Perez, S.M. (ed.) 2012. Alan S. Milward and a century of European change. Routledge.

1997

France and the international economy: from Vichy to the treaty of Rome (1997)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1997. France and the international economy: from Vichy to the treaty of Rome. Routledge.

1993

The frontier of national sovereignty: history and theory, 1945-1992 (1993)
Milward, A.S., Lynch, F.M.B., Romero, F., Ranieri, R. and Sorensen, V. 1993. The frontier of national sovereignty: history and theory, 1945-1992. Routledge.

2015

Reading contemporary European history: a Milwardian perspective (2015)
Lynch, F.M.B. and Guirao, F. 2015. Reading contemporary European history: a Milwardian perspective. in: Lynch, F.M.B. and Guirao, F. (ed.) Alan S. Milward and Contemporary European History: Collected Academic Reviews Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

2013

The Haig-Shoup mission to France in the 1920s (2013)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2013. The Haig-Shoup mission to France in the 1920s. in: Brownlee, W.E., Ide, E. and Fukagai, Y. (ed.) The political economy of transnational tax reform: the Shoup mission to Japan in historical context Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 61-85

2012

A lifetime’s search for a theory of historical change (2012)
Lynch, F.M.B. and Guirao, F. 2012. A lifetime’s search for a theory of historical change. in: Lynch, F.M.B., Guirao, F. and Ramirez Perez, S.M. (ed.) Alan S. Milward and a century of European change Routledge. pp. 1-129

2007

Harmonization through competition? The evolution of taxation in post-war Europe (2007)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2007. Harmonization through competition? The evolution of taxation in post-war Europe. in: Nehring, H. and Schui, F. (ed.) Global debates about taxation Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 116-134

2006

Les consequences de l'isolationnisme francais dans les annees 1940 et 1950 (2006)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2006. Les consequences de l'isolationnisme francais dans les annees 1940 et 1950. in: L'economie francaise dans la competition internationale au XXe siecle: Colloque des 3 et 4 octobre 2002 / ministere de l'economie, des finances et de l'industrie; sous la direction scientifique de Maurice Levy-Leboyer Paris, France Comite pour l'histoire economique et financiere de la France. pp. 219-238
L'évolution des impôts sur le revenu des personnes physiques en France depuis 1945 dans un cadre comparatif (2006)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2006. L'évolution des impôts sur le revenu des personnes physiques en France depuis 1945 dans un cadre comparatif. in: L'impot en France aux XIXe et XXe siecles, comite pour l'histoire economique et financiere de la France La Documentation Française. pp. 91-107

1999

France and the origins of the European Community (1999)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1999. France and the origins of the European Community. in: Dahl, S. (ed.) National interest and the EEC/EC/EU Norway Tapir. pp. 15-26

1997

Restoring France: the road to integration (1997)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1997. Restoring France: the road to integration. in: Griffiths, R.T. (ed.) The economic development of the EEC Edward Elgar.

1994

A missed opportunity to plan the reconstruction of Europe? Franco-British relations 1945-1947 (1994)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1994. A missed opportunity to plan the reconstruction of Europe? Franco-British relations 1945-1947. in: Dumoulin, M. (ed.) Plans des temps de guerre pour l'Europe d'après-guerre, 1940-1947 – Wartime for Postwar Europe 1940-1947, Actes du colloque de Bruxelles 12-14 mai 1993, Contributions to the Symposium in Brussels, 12-14 May 1993 Brussels Bruylant. pp. 459-467

1993

France and the European Payments Union (1993)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1993. France and the European Payments Union. in: Comité pour l’Histoire économique et financière du Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et du Budget, Le Plan Marshall et le relèvement économique de l’Europe Paris Imprimerie Nationale. pp. 237-243
Le franc français 1952-1957. Débat sur la convertibilité (1993)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1993. Le franc français 1952-1957. Débat sur la convertibilité. in: Comité pour l’Histoire économique et financière du Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et du Budget, Du franc Poincaré à l’Ecu Paris Imprimerie Nationale. pp. 385-395
Restoring France: the road to integration (1993)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1993. Restoring France: the road to integration. in: Milward, A.S., Lynch, F.M.B., Romero, F., Ranieri, R. and Sorensen, V. (ed.) The frontier of national sovereignty: history and theory, 1945-1992 Routledge. pp. 59-87

1990

France (1990)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1990. France. in: Graham, A. and Seldon, A. (ed.) Government and Economies in the Postwar World: Economic policies and comparative performance 1945-1985 Routledge. pp. 54-78

1988

The Role of Jean Monnet in setting up the European Coal and Steel Community (1988)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1988. The Role of Jean Monnet in setting up the European Coal and Steel Community. in: Schwabe, K. (ed.) The Beginnings of the Schuman Plan Nomos Verlag. pp. 117-129

2014

The intellectual legacy of Alan S Milward (2014)
Lynch, F.M.B. and Guirao, F. 2014. The intellectual legacy of Alan S Milward. Journal of European Integration History. 20 (1), pp. 17-43.

2012

L’eredità intellettuale di Alan S. Milward (The intellectual legacy of Alan S. Milward) (2012)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2012. L’eredità intellettuale di Alan S. Milward (The intellectual legacy of Alan S. Milward). Memoria e Ricerca. 41, p. 26.

2006

Finance and welfare: the impact of two world wars on domestic policy in France (2006)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2006. Finance and welfare: the impact of two world wars on domestic policy in France. Historical Journal. 49 (2), pp. 625-633.
Technological non-cooperation: Britain and Airbus, 1965-1969 (2006)
Johnman, L. and Lynch, F.M.B. 2006. Technological non-cooperation: Britain and Airbus, 1965-1969. Journal of European Integration History. 12 (1), pp. 125-140.

2005

Income tax and elections in Britain, 1950-2001 (2005)
Johnson, P., Lynch, F.M.B. and Walker, J.G. 2005. Income tax and elections in Britain, 1950-2001. Electoral Studies. 24 (3), pp. 393-408.

2004

Sponging off the poor (2004)
Johnson, P. and Lynch, F.M.B. 2004. Sponging off the poor. Guardian.
France and European integration: from the Schuman plan to economic and monetary union (2004)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2004. France and European integration: from the Schuman plan to economic and monetary union. Contemporary European History. 13 (1), pp. 117-121.

2002

The road to concorde: Franco-British relations and the supersonic project (2002)
Johnman, L. and Lynch, F.M.B. 2002. The road to concorde: Franco-British relations and the supersonic project. Contemporary European History. 11 (2), pp. 229-252.
A treaty too far? Britain, France, and concorde, 1961-1964 (2002)
Johnman, L. and Lynch, F.M.B. 2002. A treaty too far? Britain, France, and concorde, 1961-1964. Twentieth Century British History. 13 (3), pp. 253-276.

2000

De Gaulle's first veto: France, the Rueff plan and the free trade area (2000)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2000. De Gaulle's first veto: France, the Rueff plan and the free trade area. Contemporary European History. 9 (1), pp. 111-135.

1998

A tax for Europe: the introduction of value added tax in France (1998)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1998. A tax for Europe: the introduction of value added tax in France. Journal of European Integration History. 4 (2), pp. 67-87.

1990

La France, la Grande Bretagne et le problème du dollar 1945-1950 (1990)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1990. La France, la Grande Bretagne et le problème du dollar 1945-1950. Matériaux pour l’histoire de notre temps. 18, pp. 12-19.

1988

Le Conseil tripartite 1944-1948 (1988)
Lynch, F.M.B. and Griffiths, R.T. 1988. Le Conseil tripartite 1944-1948. Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporaines. 152, pp. 39-62.

1986

L’Echec de la petite Europe (1986)
Lynch, F.M.B. and Griffiths, R.T. 1986. L’Echec de la petite Europe. Revue historique. CCLXXIV (I), p. 1986.

1984

Resolving the paradox of the Monnet Plan: national and international planning in French reconstruction (1984)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1984. Resolving the paradox of the Monnet Plan: national and international planning in French reconstruction. The Economic History Review. 37 (2), pp. 229-243.

2011

"The Implicit Theory of Historical Change in the work of Alan S. Milward" Barcelona Graduate School in Economics Working Paper no. 586 (2011)
Lynch, F.M.B. and Guirao, F. 2011. "The Implicit Theory of Historical Change in the work of Alan S. Milward" Barcelona Graduate School in Economics Working Paper no. 586. Barcelona Graduate School in Economics.

2010

UKDA Study No. 6358 - EuroPTax. Who pays for the state? The evolution of personal taxation in postwar Europe, 1958-2007 (2010)
Lynch, F.M.B. and Weingarten, N. 2010. UKDA Study No. 6358 - EuroPTax. Who pays for the state? The evolution of personal taxation in postwar Europe, 1958-2007. Colchester, Essex UK Data Archive [distributor].

1998

"De Gaulle’s First Veto. France, the Rueff Plan and the Free Trade Area”, EUI Working Paper no. 98/2 (1998)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1998. "De Gaulle’s First Veto. France, the Rueff Plan and the Free Trade Area”, EUI Working Paper no. 98/2. EUI.

1997

“Funding the Modern State. The Introduction of Value Added Tax in France”, EUI Working Paper no. 97/2 (1997)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1997. “Funding the Modern State. The Introduction of Value Added Tax in France”, EUI Working Paper no. 97/2. EUI.

1986

“The economic effects of the Korean War in France 1950-52”, EUI Working Paper no. 253 (1986)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1986. “The economic effects of the Korean War in France 1950-52”, EUI Working Paper no. 253. EUI.

1985

“The impact of rearmament on French reconstruction”, EUI Colloquium Paper no. 4/86 (1985)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1985. “The impact of rearmament on French reconstruction”, EUI Colloquium Paper no. 4/86. EUI.
“The Fritalux-Finebel negotiations 1947-1950”, EUI Working Paper no. 117 (1985)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1985. “The Fritalux-Finebel negotiations 1947-1950”, EUI Working Paper no. 117. EUI.

1984

“French Reconstruction in a European Context”, EUI Working Paper no. 86 (1984)
Lynch, F.M.B. 1984. “French Reconstruction in a European Context”, EUI Working Paper no. 86. EUI.

2002

Les consequences de l'isolationnisme francais dans les annees 1940 et 1950 (2002)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2002. Les consequences de l'isolationnisme francais dans les annees 1940 et 1950. L'economie Francaise dans la competition internationale ay WWe siecle, Comite pour l'histoire economique et financiere de la France. Paris, France 03-04 Oct 2002

2001

L'evolution des impots sur le revenu des personnes physiques en France depuis 1945 dans un cade camparatif (2001)
Lynch, F.M.B. 2001. L'evolution des impots sur le revenu des personnes physiques en France depuis 1945 dans un cade camparatif. L'impot en France aux XIXe et XXe siecles, comite pour l'histoire economique et financiere de la France. Paris, France 2-4 May 2001

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