Germany's Economic Performance: From Unification to Euroization

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This book analyzes Germany's economic performance at the turban of the twenty-first century. The period under observation strecthes from Germany's unification in 1990 over the death of the German Mark to first experiences with the Euro, with East Germany providing a hot topic of debate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403999504
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Series: Anglo-German Foundation Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction--J.Hölscher * PART 1: MONETARY ISSUES * Monetary Policy Transparency: A Comparison between Bundesbank/ECB and the Bank of England--I.Biefang-Frisancho & P.Howells * Monetary Targeting by the German Bundesbank--W.Heering * Bad for Euroland, Worse for Germany: The ECB's Record--J.Bibow * PART 2: MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE * From Initiating to Breaching to Diluting the Stability and Growth Pact--H.Feldmann * Wages, Macroeconomic Policies and Germany's Stagnation--E.Hein & A.Truger * Comment--W.Schelkle * PART 3: STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENTS * Collective Bargaining and Labour Markets--L.Funk * Discussant/comment? E.Owen Smith * Germany's Public Economy--J.Backhaus * Discussant/Comment--G.Pugh * PART 4: EAST GERMANY * Firm-Specific Determinants of the Productivity Gaps between East and West--J.Stephan * East Germany's Economic Transition in Comparative Perpective--M.Kaser * Comment--R.Bachan * Keynote Speech--S.Frowen * Investment Location Germany--N.Walter
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