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Germany Is Quietly Rebalancing Its Economy – But This Will Not Fix the Eurozone’s Flaws

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Di Carlo,  Donato
International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy, MPI for the Study of Societies, Max Planck Society;

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Di Carlo, D. (2018). Germany Is Quietly Rebalancing Its Economy – But This Will Not Fix the Eurozone’s Flaws. LSE Blog EUROPP, (published online September 14).


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0002-1716-C
Abstract
A common criticism of Germany in the post-crisis period has been that its economy is unbalanced, with the country’s reluctance to increase public spending or reduce its large current account surplus being cited as problems for other Eurozone economies. Donato Di Carlo argues that this narrative entirely overlooks the extent to which the German economy has already gone through a process of rebalancing in recent years. He suggests that the country cannot and should not be seen as a ‘fixer of last resort’ for the single currency.