Explaining Germany’s Exceptional Recovery

Dalia Marin 09 May 2018



Table of Contents


Dalia Marin

Part I: The institution of industrial relations

1 From sick man of Europe to economic superstar: Germany's resurgence and the lessons for Europe
Christian Dustmann, Bernd Fitzenberger, Uta Schoenberg, and Alexandra Spitz-Oener

2 The flexibilisation of German industrial relations
Lucio Baccaro

Part II: Globalisation and technology

3 Global value chains, product quality, and the rise of Eastern Europe
Dalia Marin

4 The China shock and the rise of robots: Why Germany is different
Jens Suedekum

5 Science, research, and innovation in Germany: 2000 to 2017
Dietmar Harhoff and Monika Schnitzer

Part III: The current account surplus

6 Germany's current account surplus and corporate investment
Guntram B. Wolff

7 Germany did not pursue fiscal devaluation
Fabio Ghironi and Benjamin Weigert

Part IV: The role of history

8 Germany: The reluctant leader of the euro area
Charles Wyplosz

9 The Franco-German relationship
Harold James

10 Voting for the far right in Germany
Davide Cantoni, Felix Hagemeister and Mark Westcott

Chair in International Economics, University of Munich; CEPR Research Fellow


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey

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