Policy Article

New ways of cooperation – Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg in a common economic region (original publication in German)

Kieler Beiträge zur Wirtschaftspolitik, 1

Against the background of the increasing globalization of economic relations, the study presented here examines the potential and opportunities for building a joint Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg economic region. The authors conclude that building such a region with close and institutionalized cooperation in selected fields of action would be a pragmatic approach to solve concrete problems and to eliminate bottlenecks affecting both federal states in the short and medium run. However, such cooperation can only work if there is the willingness to accept a reconciliation of interests at eye level. In this case, the intensity of future cooperation would depend from concrete progress in detail.

Authors

Rüdiger Soltwedel
Henning Sichelschmidt
Hartmut Wolf