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.