The effects of development cooperation on the economic location Germany

Author: Vogler-Ludwig et al

Publisher: Weltforum Verlag, Munich

Year: 1999

Language: German

The principal problem in evaluating political measures involves trying to make comparisons with a situation untouched by policy making which never existed. This problem can only be overcome by modelling alternative paths of economic development or by comparisons with control groups. We applied macro-economic and partial models measuring the impact of political programs.

This approach was used e.g. to identify the feedback of development aid on the German economy, to measure the impact of German minimum wage regulation on the labour market and last but not least to quantify the effects of the deregulation of opening hours in German retail trade.