Außenhandel als Wachstumsmotor für Ostdeutschland

Whereas in the first years after reunification, GDP growth in Eastern Germany was considerably higher than in the Western part of the country, the catching-up of the newly formed German states slowed down since the end of the 1990s. But this was primarily caused by the development of domestic demand, whilst exports grew considerably. By means of an empirical model, the article reveals future export potentials of the New Laender and arrives at the conclusion that international trade might continue to stimulate GDP growth in Eastern Germany.

01. July 2007

Authors Götz Zeddies Renate Ohr

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