Drei Fussnoten Der Wirtschaftswissenschaften Zur Deutschen Einheit -- Und Eine Fussnote Zur Wissenschaftlichen Politikberatung (Three Footnotes of Economic Sciences to German Reunification -- One Footnote to Economic Policy Advice)

14 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2015

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Gert G. Wagner

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); Berlin University of Technology; German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)

Date Written: October 1, 2015

Abstract

German Abstract: Im vorliegenden kleinen Aufsatz werden der Geschichte der deutschen Wiedervereinigung 1990 drei "Fußnoten" angefügt. Zu den Themen "Abschätzung der Produktivität der DDR-Wirtschaft", "Dauer des Aufholprozesses der Neuen Bundesländer" und "Rentenangleichung". Anschließend werden einige Schlussfolgerungen für die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen wissenschaftlicher Politikberatung gezogen.

English Abstract: In this short essay, we add three "footnotes" to German reunification in 1990: "Estimating the productivity of the GDR economy", "Duration of the catching-up process in the former East German states", and "East/West German pension alignment". In conclusion, we discuss implications for the potentials and limitations of economic policy advice.

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Keywords: German unification, German Institute for Economic Research, DIW, policy advice

JEL Classification: A11, A14, E65, N14, P47

Suggested Citation

Wagner, Gert G., Drei Fussnoten Der Wirtschaftswissenschaften Zur Deutschen Einheit -- Und Eine Fussnote Zur Wissenschaftlichen Politikberatung (Three Footnotes of Economic Sciences to German Reunification -- One Footnote to Economic Policy Advice) (October 1, 2015). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1511, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2668496 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2668496

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