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Productivity Growth and the Internationality of Innovative Milieus
Can internationalization be one puzzle piece in somehow boosting low productivity rates?


The total factor productivity growth is generally low in Germany. However, the manufacturing sector shows comparatively high productivity growth rates. Within the manufacturing sector, more innovative milieus are more international. Lessons can be learned. Technological progress is a major component of substantial economic growth, apart from increases in labor participation and capital endowment. As a […] More ...

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Roadmap 2030: 3 Ways to Ensure the German Economy’s Competitiveness in the Coming Decade


German Economy: The catching-up of emerging markets (especially China); demographic change; and digitization are the three central challenges that could have a significant impact on Germany‘s competitiveness in the future. Germany must be better prepared for this. Germany can focus on three fields of action to achieve this: More ...

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How Germany's Economy is Connected to Eastern Europe
Part 3 of our mini-series on Global Value Chains


In our mini-series on Global Value Chains (GVCs) we look how three German key industries – motor vehicles, chemicals and machinery - are part of complex international production networks that illustrate the key role of comparative advantage . This week: the relevance of economic ties between Central and Eastern European Countries and Germany. More ...