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"In an International Comparison, Too Little Is Being Invested in German Industry": Six Questions to Marcel Fratzscher

Interview of April 15, 2016

Mr. Fratzscher, there are concerns about an overall lack of investment in Germany. Is the problem more urgent in the public sector or in the private sector?

The investment gap exists in both the public and private  sector. Three years ago, we calculated that Germany’s  investment gap amounts to roughly 75 billion euros  per year. The investment gap has also been confirmed  by other studies. The problem is definitely more urgent  in the private sector. [...]

This interview with Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 15/2016. (PDF, 99.17 KB)
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