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Unification and the policy predicament in Germany

  • Hughes Hallett, A.
  • Ma, Y.
  • Melitz, J.

We argue that wages have increased so far ahead of labor productivity in east Germany as to produce a problem that will continue to hound German policy-makers for the next two decades.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 13 (1996)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 519-544

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  1. Rudiger Dornbusch & Holger Wolf, 1992. "Economic Transition in Eastern Germany," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 23(1), pages 235-272.
  2. Burda, Michael C & Funke, Michael, 1993. "Eastern Germany: Can't We Be More Optimistic?," CEPR Discussion Papers 863, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  8. Christian Thimann & Michael Breitner, 1995. "Eastern Germany and the conflict between wage adjustment, investment, and employment: A numerical analysis," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 131(3), pages 446-469, September.
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