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The goal of this publication is to judge thoroughly monetary improvement mechanism and to extract helpful classes from a comparability of the commercial improvement of Japan and that of Germany. The ebook covers an intensive variety of monetary concerns: (1) macro-economic elements: capital, hard work, know-how; (2) macro-economic guidelines: monetary, financial, business; (3) exterior shocks to either economies: oil crises, alternate cost fluctuations, environmental difficulties; (4) improvement tactics of significant industries: metal, chemical compounds, and autos. The analyses with this systematic and entire procedure supply worthy insights for the final reader in addition to instructions for constructing nations and for jap ecu international locations in transition.

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A Comparative Analysis of Japanese and German Economic Success

The purpose of this ebook is to guage thoroughly monetary improvement mechanism and to extract helpful classes from a comparability of the commercial improvement of Japan and that of Germany. The ebook covers an intensive diversity of financial concerns: (1) macro-economic elements: capital, exertions, know-how; (2) macro-economic guidelines: monetary, financial, commercial; (3) exterior shocks to either economies: oil crises, trade expense fluctuations, environmental difficulties; (4) improvement strategies of significant industries: metal, chemical substances, and cars.

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1 million soldiers in the Wehrmacht. In March 1947. 4 million were still located in prisoner-of-war camps. These figures are aggregate German figures which are difficult to disaggregate regionally. Further aggregate figures are to be found in Harald Winkel. 101). German wartime casualties summed to more than 8 million persons. 6 million) and outside the borders ofthe Reich in other countries in the year 1937 (8 million). over 14 million were able to flee to Germany by 1950. A major social problem was caused by the wounded.

In 1952 the West German economy evidences a larger weight of the investment goods sector, a reflection of the comparative advantage of West Germany in international trade. Nevertheless, the iron and steel industry lost almost half of its 1936 importance. fo report suggests this is due to the loss of customers in East Germany. The weight of the chemical industry also increased because of rapid technical change and product innovation. fo report suggests that recovery (Wiederaujbau) was largely complete by 1952 and that West Germany had an industrial structure appropriate for peace time and one which could provide sufficient exports to finance agrarian and raw materials imports.

2 billion). Based on calculations using purchasing power parity, Japanese per-capita GDP equalled 57% of the US scale in 1970, and about 80% of the scale of Germany and France, having shown thereafter little change until around 1980. Measured in terms of purchasing power parity, the relative scale of Japanese percapita GDP began a gradual expansion in the 1980s; in 1990 it closely paralleled the French figure, and by 1992 climbed to about 85% of the corresponding figure for the US, effectively ranking Japan fourth-largest after the US, Switzerland and Germany.

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