Kurt Huebner – Economic Unification after the Fall of the Wall: Is the bottle half full or half empty?

Kurt Huebner, Director of the Institute for European Studies, University of British Columbia

Economic Unification after the Fall of the Wall: Is the bottle half full or half empty?: Twenty years after the Fall of the Wall the bottle can be seen as one third empty or two thirds full. Kurt Huebner argues that early wrong decisions locked-in the Neue Laender into a slow growth path of economic development and that it may need another generation to make the promised catch-up happen.

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  1. Claude Desmarais, Reichwald Professor in Germanic Studies, teaches literature and culture of Germany, specializing in the 20th century at UBCOkanagan. In his reply to Kurt Huebner’s contribution, he talks about a recent study printed in “Die Zeit”, and asks if another German “divide” might not heavily influence that between East and West. You can find the comment on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/germanstudies#p/a/u/0/3QeWtFdJ4FY

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