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Exchange rate and Inflation: Conclusions

The value of $100 in 2000 in German Currency increased to $155.82 due to inflation (refer: Value of 2000 Euro (Germany) today - ...
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Why would bank runs lead to a decrease of the total quantity of money supply M1?

It‘s specifically about the German banking crisis of 1931. I get how the banks increasing their reserves and cutting their loans (starting 1930) would cause money contraction (at least of M1). Doesn‘t ...
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Why has France been hit so hard by rising petrol prices?

The recent surge in petrol prices in the West has been explained away by the war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia by Western countries, most notably on oil. However not all countries ...
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Why did Germany not suffer from Great Inflation in the 1970s/80s?

Comparing the inflation rate of some of the industrial countries around 1975 (Great Inflation) in between the two oil shocks of 1973 and 1979/80, it seems odd that most countries' inflation rate was ...
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What are the economics advantages for not rolling a debt (as a country)

Let's assume that a country has a GDP growth rate of approximately 1% per year (the number is not important). Then the government of such a country can theoretically roll its current debt and even ...
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The role of Germany's economic growth in the outbreak of the Great War

This Wikipedia article shows that UK's economy was bigger than Germany's economy until 1900, but after 1910, Germany's GDP overtook UK and it became the first European economy. Imperialism is ...
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What's the (economical) advantage for a company by paying an employee severance payment short before retirement

Given following situation A Company has an employee (Bob) who will retire in 3 years. The company decides to save costs and therefore does downsizing. They offer Bob an severance payment in the ...
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How to estimate Italian parking data starting from German parking data?

I am currently investigating the economic impact of the parking pain in Italy. I have just found out this INRIX Research which is absolutely stunning, but it only focuses on US, UK and Germany market. ...
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Nelson-Siegel-Svensson parameters provided by the Bundesbank

I am a college student and I have recently learned about Nelson-Siegel-Svensson method which is used by the German Federal Bank to determine the yield curve. I have to generate yield curves of ...
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German economic growth in the 20th century

Regarding this great animation: Animation: The World’s 10 Largest Economies by GDP (1960-Today) I have the following questions: Why did Germany's GDP shrink so much from 1995 to 2000, while the GDP ...
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How can protectionist policies keep wages low?

A German economist who also worked at the ECB notes that: Germany’s bilateral trade surplus with the US has barely changed, despite substantial swings in the euro-dollar exchange rate – which was as ...
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Why did the internet price rise in the last 5 years in Germany?

5 years ago a casual internet connection with 10 Mbit and telephone connection cost about 20 € per month in Germany. Today, the chepest contract that I could find in Germany is an internet ...
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Has Germany’s migrant policy improved the economy?

What causal relationship is there, if any, between the country’s 2015-17 migrant policy and its economic growth?
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How can power/electricity prices be negative?

Bloomberg shows this chart: I understand the above chart to mean that consumers were actually paid to use electricity. (Please correct me if I'm mistaken.) I was wondering how this is possible? How ...
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If Germany is the largest exporter, why do Chinese products pervade the the US market?

Despite Germany being the third larger exporter in the world, I have not once seen German products on online retail sites such as Amazon.com, NewEgg, BestBuy, or any retailer in the US really. Why is ...
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Why are German bonds used as the reference for the calculation of Eurozone bond spreads?

I can't find the source, either on the the ECB homepage or any other internet source to verify why German bonds are used as a reference point in the eurozone when talking about risk spreads for other ...
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Reasons and mechanisms of Deutsch Mark revaluation in 1968

In November 1968, large inflows of foreign currency into the Bundesbank prompted Germany to enact a "pseudo - revaluation" with a special tax on exports and tax allowance on imports. Source: German ...
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Germany's current account surpluses: Negative effect? How to solve them?

The case for a pernicious persistent current account deficit is easy to build: the home country is borrowing abroad for a long period and that debt may reach a point of becoming unsustainable. There ...
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Who owns German debt?

I know that Germany has huge external debt. I don't know how to find out which entities own this and especially which country they belong to.
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Geographic mobility of workers within Germany, as compared to within the US?

Martin Feldstein (1997, p. 36) claims that workers within the US are more geographically mobile than say within Germany. I had known that US workers were mobile. But one sentence of his seems a bit ...
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