German labor market and fiscal reforms 1999 to 2008: Can they be blamed for intra-euro area imbalances?

In this paper, we assess the impact of major German structural reforms from 1999 to 2008 on key macroeconomic variables. By many, these reforms, especially the Hartz reforms on the labor market, are considered to be the root of observed imbalances in the Euro Area. Our simulations within a two-count...

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Volume: 29/2015
Main Author: Gadatsch, Niklas
Stähler, Nikolai
Weigert, Benjamin
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Frankfurt a. M Deutsche Bundesbank 2015
published in: Bundesbank Discussion Paper Vol. 29/2015
Data of publication: 2015
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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