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Kürzung von Transferleistungen für die ostdeutschen Bundesländer: Nur kurzfristig kontraktive Effekte

By Joachim Ragnitz and Christian Dreger


By applying a macroeconometric model, the effects of a substantial reduction of transfers for the New Laender are studied. It is argued that in the short run convergence will be hampered severely if transfers are reduced abruptly; however, in the long the negative effects on the East German economy can be ignored.

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