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Aristos Doxiadis
Sources of ‘otherness’   Deep stereotypes   Recent stereotypes   Real differences   Misconceptions
Deep stereotypes   Schools, families, armies     Turks     Bulgarians   Germany does not fit     WWII, but …     Eur...
Recent stereotypes:Populist   Collapse of trust     Trust in EU: 60% (Nov 09) to 19% (Jun 10) Blame for crisis Occupat...
Recent stereotypes:Moderate   Calvinist     Schuld and punishment   Rule bound     (and hypocritical: Siemens, Landesb...
My hope Because stereotypes are recent, And constructed by elites, They can be reversed by politics. But for this, We must...
Real differences
Real differences:Proportion of self-employed   Year       1960          1995     2008 Germany             22.8     10.7   ...
Real differences:Share of wages in GDP (2007)                       Germany Greece     Compensation of     Employees      ...
Real differences:Not working time,but part time workers                 Germany       Greece     EU   Total           20.8...
Real differences:Public sector employment?
Real differences    Physicians per 1000 population
Real differences      Nurses per 1000 population
Real differences   Technical education   Home ownership   Family polyergy   Stay at home with parents
A counter narrative   Underachieving Germans     Prefer to be nurses, not doctors     Do not invest in proper education...
Culture MattersGermany                   GreeceCooperation               SelfishnessRules                     OpportunityP...
Mismatched rationalities   Paper assets of the core countries                 and     Real estate of the periphery
Misconceptions1.   Governments need discipline        But private sector is self regulating2.   Banks must be unified    ...
Strategies for eurozone stability   Convergence     Fiscal and banking   Targeted diversification     Industrial polic...
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Germany and greece 2

  1. 1. Aristos Doxiadis
  2. 2. Sources of ‘otherness’ Deep stereotypes Recent stereotypes Real differences Misconceptions
  3. 3. Deep stereotypes Schools, families, armies  Turks  Bulgarians Germany does not fit  WWII, but …  Europe  Migrants  Cars and football
  4. 4. Recent stereotypes:Populist Collapse of trust  Trust in EU: 60% (Nov 09) to 19% (Jun 10) Blame for crisis Occupation of Greece Domination of Eurozone Cruelty
  5. 5. Recent stereotypes:Moderate Calvinist  Schuld and punishment Rule bound  (and hypocritical: Siemens, Landesbanken) Historical trauma  Hyperinflation Power play  Export more, buy cheap assets, gather savings
  6. 6. My hope Because stereotypes are recent, And constructed by elites, They can be reversed by politics. But for this, We must understand our real differences And accept different roles in the EU economy
  7. 7. Real differences
  8. 8. Real differences:Proportion of self-employed Year 1960 1995 2008 Germany 22.8 10.7 11.7 Greece 68.5 46.1 35.1 OECD -- 19.4 15.8
  9. 9. Real differences:Share of wages in GDP (2007) Germany Greece Compensation of Employees 48.5% 35.2% Gr. Operating Surplus & Mixed 40.0% 53.3% Income Taxes on production & 11.5% 11.5% imports
  10. 10. Real differences:Not working time,but part time workers Germany Greece EU Total 20.8% 4.5% 18.2% Male 5.8% 2.3% 6.6% Female 39.5% 8.1% 33.5% Proportion of total employment, 2002
  11. 11. Real differences:Public sector employment?
  12. 12. Real differences Physicians per 1000 population
  13. 13. Real differences Nurses per 1000 population
  14. 14. Real differences Technical education Home ownership Family polyergy Stay at home with parents
  15. 15. A counter narrative Underachieving Germans  Prefer to be nurses, not doctors  Do not invest in proper education  No real assets  Prefer salary to risk  Part-time workers  Low family cohesion Plausible ?
  16. 16. Culture MattersGermany GreeceCooperation SelfishnessRules OpportunityProgramme FlexibilityState FamilyIn an industrial world,‘German’ values have a competitive advantage.Will it be always so?
  17. 17. Mismatched rationalities Paper assets of the core countries and Real estate of the periphery
  18. 18. Misconceptions1. Governments need discipline  But private sector is self regulating2. Banks must be unified  But only states and banks transmit deficits3. Market regulation must converge  Because competitiveness is a matter of barriers4. What next?  Macroeconomic imbalances
  19. 19. Strategies for eurozone stability Convergence  Fiscal and banking Targeted diversification  Industrial policy/ Marshall Plan Transnational integration  Foreign direct investment Transparency  To understand each other

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