Economic Costs and Benefits of German Unification

On Wednesday, it had been 20 years since the fall of the Berlin wall and the eventual collapse of communist political and economic system in Central and Eastern Europe. However, there is still discussion about economic costs and benefits of German reunification (Wiedervereinigung). I’ve been motivated to open this debate by professor Becker’s analysis . . . → Read More: Economic Costs and Benefits of German Unification

Is Germany Dependent on Exports to Grow?

The analysis that follows accompanies Manuel’s political overview, over at GEM, of the recent events in Germany as well as Edward’s economic survey of the current state of play in the German economy. Essentially we are going to have a look at, arguably, one of the more salient features of the German economy in . . . → Read More: Is Germany Dependent on Exports to Grow?