Two Different Sides of an Equation: What Germany and the United States Should Learn From Each Other
Janes, Jackson; Stuchtey, Tim
AICGS Advisor, American Institute for German Contemporary Studies (AIGCS), March 18, 2010, online edition
"At the moment, one can follow an interesting debate in the United States concerning how America's dependence on foreign capital inflows can be eliminated without simultaneously provoking a further drop in economic output. In the course of this discussion, Germany has been both criticized and envied for its export-driven growth model, at times described as a prime example by other countries. In terms of economic policy, it looks like Germany should become more American, but maybe the United States should also become a bit more German."
Jackson Janes is Executive Director of AICGS and Tim Stuchtey is Director of the Institute's Business & Economics Program.
F6/02-10, posted June 21, 2010