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This is Germany, the largest economy in all of Europe by a significant margin and the fourth largest in the world falling just behind Japan. The economy of Germany is so interesting not just because of its size though but more because it’s a tenuous and surprisingly short history.

Germany is a hugely influential economy in the world today and even more so amongst other European economies, it has been a stabilizing force in the euro-zone and its prosperity has overflowed into regions that have been less stable.


📚 Want to learn more about the economy of Germany? We recommend reading “Freedom with Responsibility: The Social Market Economy in Germany, 1918-1963″, by A. J. Nicholls
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Sources & Citations —

Nicholls, A.J., 2000. Freedom with responsibility: the social market economy in Germany, 1918-1963. Oxford University Press.

Sally, R., 1996. Ordoliberalism and the social market: Classical political economy from Germany. New Political Economy

Braun, H.J., 2010. The German Economy in the Twentieth Century (Routledge Revivals): The German Reich and the Federal Republic. Routledge

Stolper, G., 2017. German Economy, 1870-1940: Issues and Trends. Routledge.

Henderson, D.R., 2008. German Economic Miracle. The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

Jeffries, I., Melzer, M. and Breuning, E., 2017. The East German Economy. Routledge.

Lechner, M., Miquel, R. and Wunsch, C., 2007. The curse and blessing of training the unemployed in a changing economy: The case of East Germany after unification. German Economic Review

Dale, G., 2004. Between state capitalism and globalisation: the collapse of the East German economy. Peter Lang.

Scharpf, F.W., 2010. The asymmetry of European integration, or why the EU cannot be a ‘social market economy’. Socio-economic review


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