Germany : Selected Issues

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Release Date: © February, 2008
ISBN : 978-1-45181-055-4
Stock #: 1DEUEA2008002
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Increases in core inflation owing to the VAT hike were smaller than expected, initially constituting a puzzle and leading to speculation about delayed increases or competitive pressures. Given Germany’s large size and openness, spillover interactions appear to have increased over time. In the midst of a strong recovery, Germany is facing shortages of labor, the emigration of high-skilled labor, and a reduction in immigration. Germany’s traditionally insider-dominated corporate governance system has undergone substantial reforms, leading to a pronounced strengthening of control by outsiders.

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Corporate governance , Economic policy , Financial institutions and markets , Inflation , Monetary policy




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