August 27, 1997

Challenging neighbours; rethinking German and Dutch economic institutions

'Challenging Neighbours' provides wide coverage of the German and Dutch economies, from an institutional point of view.

Pensions, competition policy, labour relations, corporate governance, and health care are among the topics for which the institutional setting and performance of Germany and the Netherlands are compared. The difficulties and successes the countries have in facing pressures from ageing population, developments in technology, and global competition are traced back to their institutional roots, and lead to mutual lessons for institutional reform for German and Dutch policy makers.

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