- Sonja Jovicic / Galina Kolev ·
- IW-Kurzbericht No. 37 ·
- 12 June 2019
The influence of public investment on the German current account surplus
The current account surplus in Germany has grown rapidly especially since the early 2000s and this development has been widely criticised. One of the recommendations of the European Commission and other institutions is to increase public investment as a means to reduce the current account surplus. Indeed, Germany needs a broad investment programme in the field of infrastructure, digitalisation and education, and considering the low interest rate there cannot be better times for it.