Keynes in Lederhosen: Assessing the German Response to the Financial Crisis

Stephen Silvia

American University

Dr. Stephen Silvia is a Professor of Economics in the School of International Service at American University, where he teaches international economics, international relations and comparative politics. He researches comparative labor employment relations, and comparative economic policy, with a focus on Germany and the United States.

In an essay titled “Keynes in Lederhosen: Assessing the German Response to the Financial Crisis,” Senior Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Stephen Silvia, professor of International Economic Relations at American University, examines the purported differences in economic stimulus policy between Germany and the United States. Dr. Silvia argues that Germany’s response is in line with it’s status as export champion, and that outside analysts should not be so quick to criticize Germany’s actions.

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