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Phi Hong Su - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Hiếu (pseudonym) embodies the ‘good refugee’ story. In 1979, he fled Vietnam by boat and eventually resettled in the Federal Republic of (West) Germany, as did many others. He quickly learned German and adapted to his new life with the help of a sponsor family. Hiếu completed his PhD...

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– Vietnamese in Germany since the late 1970s
Frank Bösch, Phi Hong Su - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Until the 1970s, only 1000 Vietnamese lived in West and East Germany, most of them international students. West Germany, in particular, had not yet been confronted with non-European refugees. This changed after 1978 with the influx of around 35,000 “boat people” from Viet Nam and...

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– Navigating between conflicting interests
Gilles Lepesant - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The European Union (EU) has set targets for gradually reducing greenhouse gas emissions through 2050. One of the instruments involved is the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, which specifies a 20 per cent renewable energy target for the EU by 2020. This paper reviews tensions and institutional...

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– Instrument choice and instrument change from a Public Choice perspective
Erik Gawel, Sebastian Strunz, Paul Lehmann - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper frames the transition towards clean energies as a sequential process of instrument choice and instrument change. First, regulators decide how to initiate the transition away from fossil energies. Here, support policies for renewable electricity are politically convenient because they...

Book Chapter
– East Germany's Economic Transition since 1989
Charles S. Maier - , 2012

From the book: Economies in Transition

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James Robinson - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

Particular sets of institutions, once they become established in a society, have a strong tendency to persist. In this paper I argue that understanding how elites form and reproduce is key to understanding the persistence of institutions over time. I illustrate this idea with a simple political...

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– The Travails of East Germany’s Economic Transition
Charles S. Maier - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

Charles S. Maier When the Berlin Wall fell, twenty years ago, on 9 November 1989, many expected that the East German (German Democratic Republic - DDR) transition would be amongst the easier transitions. Unification with one of the most powerful West European economies provided it with a...

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Anthony Barnes Atkinson - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to examine the concentration of wealth among the group of top wealth holders, defined as those with wealth in excess of a high cut off. The paper begins by considering the definition of this cut off, analogous to the definition of a poverty line at the other end of the...

Book Chapter
– Reflections on a Neglected Dimension
Martin Raiser - , 2001
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Regina T. Riphahn, Klaus F. Zimmermann - UNU-WIDER, 1997 - Helsinki, Finland

Several studies have indicated an increase in men's mortality in East Germany between 1989 and 1991 in the wake of the reunification of 1990. For some age-groups, death rates soared by up to thirty per cent. This study investigates the evolution and the causes of such a short term demographic...

Book Chapter
Ulrich Albrecht, Petra Opitz - , 1997

From the book: The European Rupture

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– From State Socialism to Capitalist Welfare State
Marilyn Rueschemeyer - , 1993
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