Economic Aspects of German Unification

National and International Perspectives

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

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German unification is changing central Europe, the EC and international economic and political relations. Prosperous West Germany with its "social market economy" has absorbed the socialist GDR which is facing a complex systemic tranformation process. This volume analyzes the causes, developments, and processes that are associated with German unification. The merger of the two Germanies provides a unique laboratory like example of institutional and economic changes against which established economic theoreis and economic policy concepts can be tested. German unification raises, of course, many new questions for Grmany itself, Europe, and the whole international community. Will the enlarged Germany become a new economic giant in Europe and can the FRG maintain stability and prosperity? What macroeconomic and structural problems are faced by the new Germany and what are the effects for trade, investment, and growth in Germany`s partner countries? Will East Germany catch up with the West and can this process serve as a model forEastern Europe? What are the views of Poland and the USSR, and what implications arise for Western Europe and the United States? Finally, how isthe triangular relationship between the U.S., the EC, and Japan affected, and how does this affect the United States` ability to organize economic cooperation with Japan, Germany, and other leading economies?

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Economic Aspects of German Unification

    Welfens, Faul J. J.

    Pages 1-6

  • EC Integration and Economic Reforms in CMEA Countries: A United Germany as a Bridge between East and West?

    Welfens, Paul J. J. (et al.)

    Pages 9-48

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

    Hoffmann, Lutz (et al.)

    Pages 49-77

  • Macroeconomic Aspects of German Unification

    Sinn, Hans-Werner (et al.)

    Pages 79-142

  • Transforming a Socialist Economy: Currency Unification, Banking Reform and Capital Markets

    Hartwig, Karl-Hans (et al.)

    Pages 143-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Aspects of German Unification
Book Subtitle
National and International Perspectives
Editors
  • Paul J.J. Welfens
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-97379-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-97379-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 402
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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