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Economic Effects of Germans’ Expulsion from Czechoslovakia Revisited

Author: Mgr. Kateřina Kafková
Year: 2022 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Jaromír Baxa Ph.D.
Work type: Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
Language: English
Pages: 101
Awards and prizes: Deloitte Outstanding Thesis Award.
Abstract: This thesis studies long-run effects that expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia after World
War II had on the Czech borderlands. Specifically, the thesis tests sensitivity of prior literature's
findings by investigating previously not addressed potentially confounding factors – presence
of military areas and border zone in the data; heavy air pollution in the North-West Bohemia
during the communist regime; and impact of Wild expulsion in the Soviet liberation zone right
after the end of World War II. Minor to no effects of these factors are revealed. Therefore, the
findings of this thesis are in line with the findings of the existing literature - the expulsion of
Germans caused higher unemployment, lower population density, lower employment in highskilled sectors, and a lower share of population with secondary and tertiary education in the
borderlands, when compared to the Czech interior, that lasts until today


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