Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124744
Authors: 
Möller, Joachim
Blien, Uwe
thi Hong Van, Phan
Brunow, Stephan
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
55th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "World Renaissance: Changing roles for people and places", 25-28 August 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract: 
This article shows how the impulses of the transformation process in eastern Germany have spread through the economy and the labour market. The form of transformation has long-term effects on the form of control over the economy; it is managed largely from western firms. This fact has manifold consequences for the innovation behaviour of plants, among others, which in turn is further related to productivity and thus to the labour market. We argue that this transfers further to persistently lower wages and higher unemployment rates in eastern compared with western Germany.
Subjects: 
Regional Unemployment
Regional Wage Dynamics
Innovation
Human Capital
JEL: 
J24
J31
R12
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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