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Soziale Kontakte und wirtschaftliches Wachstum


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  • Konrad Burchardi
  • Tarek Hassan


Dass Menschen von sozialen Kontakten auch bei wirtschaftlichen Aktivitäten profitieren, weiß so mancher aus eigener Erfahrung. Aber können soziale Kontakte das Wachstum ganzer Regionen beflügeln? In der Studie wird argumentiert, dass die deutsche Geschichte die seltene Chance bietet, den Effekt von sozialen Kontakten – verwandtschaftlichen und freundschaftlichen – auf regionales Wachstum zu identifizieren. Die Ergebnisse belegen diesen Zusammenhang: In westdeutschen Regionen, welche zur Zeit der Wende über enge Ostkontakte verfügten, stieg insbesondere das Einkommen aus unternehmerischer Tätigkeit stärker an als in anderen westdeutschen Regionen und Firmen betreiben hier auch heute im Schnitt mehr Niederlassungen in den neuen Bundesländern.

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Article provided by Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal ifo Dresden berichtet.

Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 06 (December)
Pages: 25-26

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Handle: RePEc:ces:ifodre:v:18:y:2011:i:06:p:25-26

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Keywords: Regionales Wachstum; Soziale Beziehungen; Nationale Einheit; Deutschland;

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  1. Tim Friehe & Mario Mechtel, 2014. "Statuskonsum in Ost- und Westdeutschland: Beeinflusst durch das politische Regime?," ifo Dresden berichtet, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 21(03), pages 31-36, 06.


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