Can Gerhard Schroeder Do it? Prospects for Fundamental Reform of the German Economy and a Return to High Employment

53 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2004

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Irwin L. Collier

Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Date Written: March 2004

Abstract

The year 2003 has witnessed several major reform policy initiatives in Germany intended to contribute to a solution to Germany's high unemployment problem and to improve the long-run sustainability of its social welfare policies. These economic reforms are discussed within a larger macroeconomic context.

Keywords: labor market reform, social policy reform, unemployment

JEL Classification: J68, E65, O52

Suggested Citation

Collier, Irwin L., Can Gerhard Schroeder Do it? Prospects for Fundamental Reform of the German Economy and a Return to High Employment (March 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=523262

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