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Competitiveness: Germany needs Asian math talents

Aging nations can maintain their economic growth as long as they invest ever larger sums of money in patents, algorithms and robots. This is what the American economist Daron Acemoglus from Boston MIT says. However, the team around Nicole Maestas, a professor of health policy at the neighboring Harvard University, contradicts him. She says: US regions where the proportion of the 60-plus-year-olds increases by ten percent, regardless of all investments, will reduce their growth by 5.5 percent.

In Germany - according to the Bundesbank - by 2025 the annual potential growth should even fall from 1.25 to only 0.75 percent. The reason: In the segment of the elderly between 60 and 74 years there are three million people, while 3.5 million people are eliminated from the particularly active cohort between 45 and 54 years.

Who is right? If you compare two companies with a similar age and wage structure, according to Janice Eberly and Nicolas Crouzet from Northwestern University, the one in the lead that can access more “intangible assets”. So such companies have more patents and algorithms.

Above all, however, successful companies dominate "good people". They cannot be easily defined. In any case, they can do more than is required of them here and today. Therefore, they turn unexpected innovative attacks from the competition into their own advantages. So you can understand what's new and improve it when you take it over.