Business Cycles, Growth, Economic Structure Economic Policy Public Finances and Financial Economics

Ailing Infrastructure: Scrimping Threatens Germany’s Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE International writes about the recent study by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) about the investment shortfall in Germany:

“From the outside, Germany appears to have a robust economy. But a new study by a leading economic institute reveals that the country is investing far too little in infrastructure and its future, effectively saving itself to death .. (full article)”

For more information on the investment agenda of DIW Berlin, see also my post “… [continue reading]

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Business Cycles, Growth, Economic Structure Economic Policy Public Finances and Financial Economics

10 Statements – Investment for More Growth. An Agenda for Germany’s Future

Germany has been swept away on a wave of euphoria – the public perception is that its economy is thriving and its future is promising. A study by DIW Berlin (document in German, a shorter English version of the study will be published in August) refutes this perception, arguing that, in recent years, Germany has not only made fundamental economic policy mistakes but has also failed to set a course for the future. Above all, this is reflected in a [continue reading]

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