OECD Economic Surveys: Germany

Frequency :
Every 18 months
1999-0251 (online)
1995-3194 (print)
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OECD’s periodic surveys of the German economy. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. Special chapters take a more detailed look at specific challenges. Extensive statistical information is included in charts and graphs.

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Publication Date :
01 June 1978
Pages :
9789264151895 (PDF)

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OECD's 1978 Economic Survey of Germany examines recent economic policies; major issues in the present policy debate including wages, unemployment and public sector deficit spending; and short-term prospects before drawing a series of conclusions.
Also available in: French


I. Economic developments In 1977
-Targets and outcome
-Principal reasons for the slowdown of growth
--a) Weak export demand
--b) Reduction of public sector demand support
--c) Depressed investment climate
-The labour market 
-Prices, costs and incomes
-Exchange rate developments and the balance of payments 
II. Economic policies
-Monetary policy, money and credit
-Fiscal policy stance and its impact on aggregate demand
III. Mqjor issues in the present policy debate
-The role of wages in the recovery process
-Unemployment: cyclical or structural ?
-Limits to public sector deficit spending
--a) Government finance
--b) Public pension fund finance
IV. Short-term prospects
-The international environment and export prospects
-The impact of economic policies
-Household income and private consumption
-Private investment
-Aggregate demand, employment, and the foreign balance
-Major uncertainties and risks
V. Conclusions
-I. Trends in profitability 1960-1977
-II. Chronology ofmain economic policy measures
-III. Public pension scheme finance
Statistical annex