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dc.contributor.authordel Pinei, Jorge H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaguba, Leah M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCresce, Arthur R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorning, Annen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:08:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:08:30Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31522-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the causes of western Germany's remarkably poor performance since 1992. The paper challenges the view that the poor record of the nineties, particularly the marked deterioration in public finances since unification, might be largely attributable to unification. Instead, the analysis highlights the role of ill-timed and overly ambitious fiscal consolidation in conjunction with tight monetary policies of an exceptional length and degree. The issue of fiscal sustainability and Germany's fiscal and monetary policies are assessed both in the light of economic theory and in comparison to the best practices of other more successful countries. The analysis concludes that Germany's dismal record of the nineties must not be seen as a direct and apparently inevitable result of unification. Rather, the record arose as a perfectly unnecessary consequence of unsound macro demand policies conducted under the Bundesbank's dictate in response to it, policies that caused the severe and protracted de-stabilization of western Germany in the first place.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aLevy Economics Institute of Bard College |cAnnandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWorking papers // The Levy Economics Institute |x329en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleReporting of two or more races in the 1999 American community surveyen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn503898945en_US
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