Title: Shifts in Eastern German Production Structure Under Market Forces
Published in: Working Papers Series
Author/s: Philip Paarlberg*
The paper is organized into three major sections. The first section considers agricultural production prior to German reunification in 1990. It looks at the agricultural production structure in the region prior to the division of Germany in 1945 as well as the patterns which arose under the communist government. The second section starts with the 1989 situation and then discusses the initial adjustments seen as market forces are introduced — 1990 and 1991. The third section builds upon this base to speculate on how the production structure will unfold in the future.