Historical Social Research

Suppl. 17 - Gesamtrechnung Ostdeutschland

Gerhard Heske: Bruttoinlandsprodukt, Verbrauch und Erwerbstätigkeit in Ostdeutschland 1970-2000: neue Ergebnisse einer volkswirtschaftlichen Gesamtrechnung

  • Gerhard Heske: Vorbemerkung
  • Gerhard Heske: Allgemeine Fragen der Rückrechnung von VGR-Daten für Ostdeutschland.
  • Gerhard Heske: Einige Ergebnisse der Rückrechnung.
  • Gerhard Heske: Methodenbeschreibung und Datenquellen für die VGR-Rückrechnung.
  • Verzeichnis der Abkürzungen
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Anhang 1
  • Angang 2
HSR Supplement No. 17 (2005): Heske: Gesamtrechnung Ostdeutschland

Gerhard Heske: Bruttoinlandprodukt, Verbrauch und Erwerbstätigkeit in Ostdeutschland 1970-2000. Neue Ergebnisse einer volkswirtschaftlichen Gesamtrechnung.

This is an expanded and more complete continuation by Heske’s "Die gesamt-wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in Ostdeutschland 1970 bis 2000" (The overall economic development in East Germany from 1970 to 2000, HSR Vol. 30.2). The introduction offers an assessment of the common situation of securing and backward projections of statistical data from the former GDR. The main components of the national accounting in the GDR until 1989 and in the new Bundeslaender from 1990 are presented. After an overview of the GDR's backward projections completed in the past, tasks and challenges resulting from the system change of the VGR (Volkswirtschaft-liche Gesamtrechnung) (economic national accounts) are derived concerning the overall economic development in East Germany. On this basis a brief description is given of various results of effected back projections for the GDR and the new Lander for the periods from 1970-1989 and 1970 to 2000 respectively. Some comparisons are offered regarding the levels of development of the gross domestic product and the added value according to economic sectors between the former GDR and the former Federal Republic of Germany before the unification. In closing, calculated results of the VGR for all of Germany are presented in the comparison period from 1970 to 2000.