Economic Aspects of German Unification

Expectations, Transition Dynamics and International Perspectives

Editors: Welfens, Paul J.J. (Ed.)

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Paul J. J. Welfens The editor is pleased to present a second edition of Economic Aspects of German Unification which includes new chapters and several postscripts. Almost five years after unification output in the ex-GDR is back to its 1989 level. Due to a massive intra-German resource transfer consumption per capita in eastern Germany has not fallen as much as output and employment which reduced by one-fifth within three years. Given high West German transfers which represented about 5% of West German GDP and more than 50% of East German GDP the fall of industrial output could have been much stronger than had politically been feasible. Hence structural change necessary for productivity growth was dramatic in the ex-GDR where the goods producing sector (manufacturing, mining, energy and construction) strongly changed its proportions; within four years construction almost doubled, and the share of investment goods production reduced by 10 percentage points between 1990 and 1994 and is· now down to 21. 1 %. Mining lost two-thirds of its share in the producing sector which itself was reduced relative to GDP. The share of the services industry increased by 5 percentage points between 1991 and 1994, but with a share of 27. 7% in East Germany's GDP it was still about 9 percentage points lower than in western Germany. By contrast, government accounted for 20. 9% of GDP in eastern Germany, but for only 13. 2% in western Germany.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction: Economic Aspects of German Unification

    Welfens, Paul J. J.

    Pages 1-6

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  • The Structural Renewal of Eastern Germany: Some Initial Observations

    Heilemann, Ullrich (et al.)

    Pages 9-38

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  • Integrating the East German States into the German Economy: Opportunities, Burdens and Options

    Hoffmann, Lutz

    Pages 39-75

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  • Sectoral Shocks and Structural Adjustment in the East German Transformation Process

    Wegner, Manfred

    Pages 77-98

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  • Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations After German Unification: Problems and Solutions

    Henke, Klaus-Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 99-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Aspects of German Unification
Book Subtitle
Expectations, Transition Dynamics and International Perspectives
Editors
  • Paul J.J. Welfens
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-79972-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-79972-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-79974-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 527
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