The Potential Impact of German Elections

Klaus Günter Deutsch

Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Dr. Klaus Deutsch is Head of Department of Research, Industrial, and Economic Policy at the BDI e.V. (Federation of German Industries).

Previously, he was Senior Economist with Deutsche Bank Research. Dr. Deutsch received his education in political science and economics from the Free University of Berlin (diplomas in 1990 and 1992, doctorate in 1995) and spent a year as a Fulbright exchange student at George Washington University, Washington, DC, in 1988/89.

As Germany enters a national election year, the decisions made by voters when they reach the polls in November could have major effects not only for Germany, but for Europe as a whole. The difference between a Angela Merkel or Peer Steinbrück led Germany could very well later the course of decisions made with regard to combating the economic crisis. In this report from Deutsche Bank Research entitled “Germany at the polls: The 2013 elections and the future of the euro,” authors Klaus Deutsch, an AGI non-resident Fellow, and Barbara Böttcher examine the current political landscape in Germany, as well as what could potentially be expected for Germany’s power equation moving forward.

“Germany at the polls: The 2013 elections and the future of the euro,” by Klaus Deutsch and Barbara Böttcher. Originally published by Deutsche Bank Research.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) alone. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the American-German Institute.