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Eastern Germany and the conflict between wage adjustment, investment, and employment: A numerical analysis

  • Christian Thimann
  • Michael Breitner

Four years after German unification, the economy in eastern Germany has by far still not caught up with the one in western Germany. While wages are close to the western level, productivity and capital stock are still low and unemployment is high. In this paper some light is shed on the dynamics of the adjustment process by studying the linkages between the dynamics of wage adjutment, investment and employment.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv.

Volume (Year): 131 (1995)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 446-469

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