Perspectives of Regional Economic Development Around the Baltic

  • Karin Peschel
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The purpose of this chapter is to determine how the fall of the Iron Curtain between the East and West may change the spatial structure in Northern Europe. Two key questions are raised: First, what are the effects of East German integration on the spatial structure of the German economy? This question is interesting because the German economy is without any doubt that most effected by the fall of the Iron Curtain in the western world. Second, what will the spatial order1 of the regions around the Baltic Sea look like? Will there be strong interrelationships through trade, capital flows, etc.? Will the regions surrounding the Baltic Sea form an economic space or even an industrial gravitational field2? Or will they become the periphery of one or more other industrial gravitational centres in terms of a core-periphery structure?


Monetary Union German Democratic Republic Regional Economic Development German Economy Economic Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Peschel
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  1. 1.Institute for Regional Research of the Christian-Albrechts-UniversityKiel 1Germany

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