Business cycle news: Upswing in Germany delayed
In the wake of the most recent national accounts estimates, the IWH has reassessed its business cycle forecast. Additionally, the economic effects of the flood were analysed. While the latter should have neither a positive nor a negative impact on Germany’ business cycle as a whole, East Germany’s already weak economic expansion is seriously affected. At most GDP will stagnate. In contrast, next year the public and private restoration efforts will stimulate the Eastern German economy.