East Germany’s Economic Development since Unification

Domestic and Global Aspects

  • Jens Hölscher
  • Anja Hochberg

Part of the Studies in Economic Transition book series (SET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The German Economy and the New Länder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jens Hölscher, Johannes Stephan
      Pages 20-36
  3. Microeconomic Problems and Privatisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
  4. New Institutions and Economic Policy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-217

About this book


The first book in the Studies in Economic Transition series applies the theory of economic development to the economy of East Germany. Eight years after the unification of Germany, the book provides a comprehensive and much needed assessment of the transition process in the East, its impact on the German economy as a whole and the important broader lessons for European integration and enlargement. The unique economic experiment of the unification of the German economies provided an excellent opportunity for different schools of economic theory to be tested and examined. The contributors to this book take full advantage of this challenge.


creative destruction development Economic Development economic policy economic theory economics European integration integration microeconomics transition welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Hölscher
    • 1
  • Anja Hochberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for German StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.European Business Management SchoolUniversity of Wales SwanseaUK

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