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The Travails of Unification: East Germany's Economic Transition since 1990

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The former German Democratic Republic underwent a unique post-communist transition because it was absorbed into the wealthy Federal Republic of Germany and has received massive subsidies. Nonetheless, serious difficulties have persisted, including

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  • Maier, Charles S., 2010. "The Travails of Unification: East Germany's Economic Transition since 1990," WIDER Working Paper Series 060, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2010-60
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    1. Dirk Czarnitzki, 2005. "The Extent and Evolution of Productivity Deficiency in Eastern Germany," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 24(2), pages 211-231, October.
    2. Ark Bart van, 1995. "The Manufacturing Sector in East Germany: A Reassessment of Comparative Productivity Performance, 1950-1988," Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook, De Gruyter, vol. 36(2), pages 75-100, December.
    3. Ritschl Albrecht, 1995. "Aufstieg und Niedergang der Wirtschaft der DDR: Ein Zahlenbild 1945-1989," Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook, De Gruyter, vol. 36(2), pages 11-46, December.
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    currency conversion; deindustrialization; market economy; transition; Treuhand;

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