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La nouvelle désinflation compétitive européenne

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  • Jérôme Creel
  • Jacques Le Cacheux

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Germany?s current economic strategy is a variant of the so-called ?competitive disinflation? that France pursued in the late 1980s?. It is but one in a large array of non-cooperative strategies that EU countries have individually chosen to implement since the beginning of the monetary unification process, for lack of adequate common institutions that could foster coordination. Because competitive devaluations are no longer possible within the Euro zone, member states resort to various modes of competitive disinflation (wage moderation, tax competition, social dumping, etc.). The question raised by Germany?s strategy, that mimics that of smaller countries, is its effectiveness: we show that the composition of German economic growth is very different from that of smaller European countries. We conclude by discussing to hypotheses that may motivate Germany?s current policy choices. JEL Codes: E01, F43, O52.

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  • Jérôme Creel & Jacques Le Cacheux, 2006. "La nouvelle désinflation compétitive européenne," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 98(3), pages 7-36.
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    1. Jérôme Creel & Éloi Laurent & Jacques Le Cacheux, 2007. "Politiques et performances macroéconomiques de la zone euro. Institutions, incitations, stratégies," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(3), pages 249-281.
    2. Jérôme Creel & Éloi Laurent & Jacques Le Cacheux, 2009. "L'Europe en crises," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(3), pages 445-470.
    3. Céline Antonin & Christophe Blot & Sabine Le Bayon & Catherine Mathieu, 2013. "La quête de la competitivité ouvre la voie de la déflation," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/7o52iohb7k6, Sciences Po.
    4. Jacques Le Cacheux, 2007. "Le nerf de la guerre (économique) : Les faiblesses du budget européen," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 89(3), pages 71-87.
    5. Jérôme Creel & Éloi Laurent & Jacques Le Cacheux, 2007. "La politique de change de la zone euro ou le hold-up tranquille de la BCE," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 100(1), pages 7-30.
    6. Éloi Laurent & Jacques Le Cacheux, 2010. "Taille des pays et stratégies de croissance," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(1), pages 171-190.
    7. Sarah Guillou & Lionel Nesta, 2011. "Quelle politique industrielle dans la mondialisation ?," Post-Print hal-01024491, HAL.
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    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe

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