Jutta Günther in the “heute journal” on reconstruction in eastern Germany

On the occasion of the East German Economic Forum 2019, the ZDF produced a broadcast on the topic of the "Extended Workbench East Germany" on the 20th of May 2019. In it, people from business, politics, and science were given the opportunity to express their views. Jutta Günther explains why the extended workbenches, which are predominantly found in East Germany, only make a limited contribution to the economic performance of the new federal states.

About the ZDF Contribution

Jutta Günther heads a research network on the topic of the "Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR", which is funded by the BMBF with 3 million euros over several years. In this network, scholars from the University of Bremen, the TU Berlin, the University of Jena and the Europa-Universität Viadrina dedicate themselves to the question of the economic heritage of socialism and transformation.

Jutta Günther