25 Years IWH

Martina Kämpfe

Martina Kämpfe
Current Position

since 1/92

Economist in the Department of Macroeconomics

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association

Research Interests

  • forecasting German foreign trade within economic forecasts of the German economy
  • forecasting economic developments in Central and Eastern European countries
  • analyzing adjustment processes in Central and Eastern European countries to the EU policies

Martina Kämpfe works in the Department of Macroeconomics since 2005. She investigates the foreign trade of the German economy for the forecasting and observes the economic situation and transition processes of Central and Eastern European countries.

Martina Kämpfe studied eastern European languages and literature (Russian and Polish studies) at the Humboldt University in Berlin, as well as economics at the Higher School of Economics in Berlin. She then worked as a translator and documentalist. At IWH, she was a member of the Department of Middle and Eastern Europe from 1992 to 2005.

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Publications

Recent Publications

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Polen vor der Middle-Income-Trap? Entwicklungsplan bis 2030 soll den Aufholprozess beschleunigen

Oliver Holtemöller Martina Kämpfe

in: Wirtschaft im Wandel, No. 4, 2017

Abstract

Polen hat seinen Abstand gegenüber den entwickelten Marktwirtschaften Westeuropas seit dem Beginn der 1990er Jahre bis heute gemessen am Pro-Kopf-Einkommen stark verringert. Galt das Land in den ersten zwei Jahrzehnten unter den mittelosteuropäischen Ländern als Vorreiter beim Wirtschaftswachstum, so hat sich das Aufholtempo in den letzten Jahren verlangsamt. Die polnische Regierung reagierte darauf mit einem strategischen Entwicklungsplan („Morawiecki“-Plan), der Maßnahmen und Ziele bis 2030 benennt und Polens Aufholprozess neuen Schwung verleihen soll. Für das wirtschaftsliberale Reformland bedeutet mehr staatlich gesteuerte Wirtschaftsplanung allerdings einen Paradigmenwechsel. Vom Erfolg dieser Strategie hängt es ab, ob Polen den Übergang in die zweite, innovationsorientierte Phase des Aufholprozesses schafft oder längerfristig auf dem bisherigen Niveau zu verharren droht.

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Konjunktur aktuell: Deutsche Wirtschaft legt kräftig zu

Hans-Ulrich Brautzsch João Carlos Claudio Andrej Drygalla Franziska Exß Katja Heinisch Oliver Holtemöller Martina Kämpfe Konstantin Kiesel Axel Lindner Jan-Christopher Scherer Birgit Schultz Matthias Wieschemeyer Götz Zeddies

in: Konjunktur aktuell, No. 4, 2017

Abstract

Im Sommer 2017 befindet sich die Weltwirtschaft im Aufschwung. Das deutsche Bruttoinlandsprodukt dürfte nach vorliegender Prognose im Jahr 2017 wie schon im Vorjahr mit 1,9% und im Jahr 2018 mit 2,0% expandieren. Die öffentlichen Haushalte erzielen dabei weiter zunehmende Überschüsse. Der Zuwachs der Produktion in Ostdeutschland dürfte im Prognosezeitraum (wie schon in den vergangenen drei Jahren) etwas über dem in Westdeutschland liegen.

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The Appropriateness of the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure for Central and Eastern European Countries

Martina Kämpfe Tobias Knedlik

in: IWH Discussion Papers, No. 16, 2017

Abstract

The experience of Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) during the global financial crisis and in the resulting European debt crises has been largely different from that of other European countries. This paper looks at the specifics of the CEEC in recent history and focuses in particular on the appropriateness of the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure for this group of countries. In doing so, the macroeconomic situation in the CEEC is highlighted and macroeconomic problems faced by these countries are extracted. The findings are compared to the results of the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure of the European Commission. It is shown that while the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure correctly identifies some of the problems, it understates or overstates other problems. This is due to the specific construction of the broadened surveillance procedure, which largely disregarded the specifics of catching-up economies.

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Refereed Publications

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The New EU Countries and Euro Adoption

Hubert Gabrisch Martina Kämpfe

in: Intereconomics, No. 3, 2013

Abstract

In the new member states of the EU which have not yet adopted the euro, previous adoption strategies have come under scrutiny. The spillovers and contagion from the global financial crisis revealed a new threat to the countries’ real convergence goal, namely considerable vulnerability to the transmission of financial instability to the real economy. This paper demonstrates the existence of extreme risks for real convergence and argues in favour of a new adoption strategy which does not announce a target date for the currency changeover and which allows for more flexible and countercyclical monetary, fiscal and wage policies.

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Working Papers

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The Appropriateness of the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure for Central and Eastern European Countries

Martina Kämpfe Tobias Knedlik

in: IWH Discussion Papers, No. 16, 2017

Abstract

The experience of Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) during the global financial crisis and in the resulting European debt crises has been largely different from that of other European countries. This paper looks at the specifics of the CEEC in recent history and focuses in particular on the appropriateness of the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure for this group of countries. In doing so, the macroeconomic situation in the CEEC is highlighted and macroeconomic problems faced by these countries are extracted. The findings are compared to the results of the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure of the European Commission. It is shown that while the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure correctly identifies some of the problems, it understates or overstates other problems. This is due to the specific construction of the broadened surveillance procedure, which largely disregarded the specifics of catching-up economies.

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