Germany - Wage policy and trade - June 30, 2017

A report of the Hans Böckler Foundation analyses the link between wage policy and trade. According to the authors, a macroeconomically-oriented wage policy would have fuelled stronger domestic growth, as well as having a significant positive impact on income distribution (i.e. a higher wage share). It would also have strengthened the public finances, thereby increasing the leeway for the government to introduce fiscal stimuli. The report includes a link to a statement of Gustav Horn, one of the authors.

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