A Supply-Side Agenda for Germany

Sparks from - the United States - Great Britain - European Integration

  • Gerhard Fels
  • George M. von Furstenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introducing the Agenda

    1. Gerhard Fels, George M. von Furstenberg
      Pages 1-16
  3. West Germany’s Current Troubles and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-20
    2. Patrick Minford
      Pages 47-72
  4. Helpful Insights from Supply-Side Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-105
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 105-105
  5. Examples Set by Great Britain and the United States

  6. Tax Reform Here and There

  7. Outlook and Issues for Germany

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-404
    2. Norbert Walter
      Pages 405-417
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 404-404
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 419-441

About these proceedings


This book deals with supply-side economics and the needed reorientation it would bring to West German policy. The change, recommended after searching analysis, would add up to an overall strategy for freeing markets, for removing government-imposed distortions, and for using free-market approaches to correct distortions imposed by pressure groups. The strategy would pierce Germany's state-supported encrustations and corporatism. It would equip the country to follow the lead of the United States and Great Britain in starting to escape from the tangle in which taxes, regulations, and unemployment have grown in step. The impending completion of the European internal market in 1992 adds urgency to this task.


Arbeitslosigkeit Globalisierung Steuerreform europäische Integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Fels
    • 1
  • George M. von Furstenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut der deutschen WirtschaftKöln 51Germany
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74278-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74277-4
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