Flexibility and Job Creation: Lessons for Germany

58 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2002 Last revised: 29 Oct 2010

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James J. Heckman

University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); American Bar Foundation; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: September 2002

Abstract

This paper examines the performance of the German economy and the role of the regulation and welfare state policies in affecting its performance. While the German economy is still strong, incentives in place are likely to impair future German competitiveness and productivity.

Suggested Citation

Heckman, James J., Flexibility and Job Creation: Lessons for Germany (September 2002). NBER Working Paper No. w9194. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=330333

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