The German and Dutch Economies

Who Follows Whom?

  • Lei Delsen
  • Eelke de Jong
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lei Delsen, Eelke de Jong
      Pages 3-36
  3. Institutional Differences in the Welfare States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. David Soskice, Bob Hancké, Gunnar Trumbull, Anne Wren
      Pages 39-51
    3. Arthur van de Meerendonk
      Pages 86-124
  4. Financial and Competition Policies

  5. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Lei Delsen, Eelke de Jong
      Pages 159-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-189

About these proceedings


Institutions have both positive and negative effects on economic performance. The theoretical and empirical understanding of the roles played by institutions, norms and culture in the functioning of markets still is limited. This book contributes to a better understanding of the role played by institutions in economic life and to more balanced and better founded policy decisions related to the (re)structuring of industrial economies in response to the structural changes - internationalisation of the economies, the advances in information and communication technology and the ageing of populations - they all are confronted with.


Deutschland Ländervergleich Niederlande The Netherlands competition country studies institutions labor politics labour market policy monetary policy population structural and economical change structural change welfare welfare state

Editors and affiliations

  • Lei Delsen
    • 1
  • Eelke de Jong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied EconomicsUniversity of NijmegenHK NijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1064-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59019-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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