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Warum wächst die Wirtschaft in Ostdeutschland nicht schneller?

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  • Joachim Ragnitz


Seit etwa Mitte der 1990er Jahre liegen die Zuwachsraten des Bruttoinlandsprodukts in Ostdeutschland nur in etwa gleich hoch wie in Westdeutschland: Von 1995 bis zum Ausbruch der Wirtschaftskrise 2008 betrug das Wirtschaftswachstum in den neuen Ländern im Schnitt lediglich 1,7 % pro Jahr, in Westdeutschland waren es 1,6 % (jeweils ohne Berlin). Die kräftige Steigerung der wirtschaftlichen Leistungskraft, erkennbar an der Entwicklung des Bruttoinlandsprodukts je Erwerbstätigen, hat sich ganz offenkundig nicht in einem höheren gesamtwirtschaftlichen Wachstum niedergeschlagen. Statt - dessen wurde die Beschäftigung stark reduziert.

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

Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 01 (February)
Pages: 3-4

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Handle: RePEc:ces:ifodre:v:18:y:2011:i:01:p:3-4
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