“The Perils of European Deposit Insurance”
The European Commission and the European Central Bank are wrong to advocate a Europe-wide deposit insurance scheme. While some form of deposit insurance is not a bad idea, a one-size-fits-all state-provided solution would do more harm than good.
“Europe Should Not Retaliate Against US Protectionism”
In response to President Trump's protectionism policies, the EU should pursue a de-escalation strategy – one that frees its own citizens from the yoke of European agricultural protectionism.
“Brexit could cost Germany dearly”
In an interview for DW, one of Germany's leading economists, Hans-Werner Sinn, said Brussels was heading down the wrong path with regard to Brexit, and that Donald Trump had a point in the trade dispute with the EU.
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“How to fight climate change: economic and technical challenges”
Video recording of the public lecture held by Professor Hans-Werner Sinn at London School of Economics. Introduced and chaired by Robert Falkner.
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“The Road to a European Transfer Union”
Since the 2008 global financial crisis, European policymakers have consistently relied on Northern European countries to foot the bill for the rest of the eurozone. But what will happen in the coming decades when the coffers run dry?
Hans-Werner Sinn supports the petition for Exit of Brexit: A "New Deal“ with Great Britain and a better future for the EU
The undersigned are deeply concerned about the economic and political impact Brexit will have on Britain and the EU. We appeal to all responsible politicians, business people and citizens: Help us to avert Brexit.
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Hans-Werner Sinn welcomes the prospect of a minority goverment, especially if genuine public debate returns to the Bundestag
“Buffering Volatility: A Study on the Limits of Germany's Energy Revolution”
Based on German hourly feed-in and consumption data for electric power, this paper studies the storage and buffering needs resulting from the volatility of wind and solar energy.
“How Macron Can Unite Europe”
Creating a fiscal union without a political union would forever block the road to European unification.
“What Marx Means Today”
This article argues that part of the new stagnation does not result from a natural exhaustion of investment possibilities, but from an overly loose central bank monetary policy that keeps zombie banks and their zombie clients alive and blocks the emergenc
“A two-speed post-Brexit Europe is best avoided”
EU member states should focus on striking a free-trade deal with Britain.
“President Trump’s Necessary German Lessons”
US President Donald Trump has criticized Germany’s enormous current-account surplus, which he considers the result of German currency manipulation. But the president is wrong.
“Why the EU Must Be Generous to Britain”
British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed it. The United Kingdom will, without a doubt, leave the European Union and negotiate new trade agreements. The question is what kind of agreement the EU will accept.
“Europe’s Secret Bailout”
While the world worries about Donald Trump, Brexit, and the flow of refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries, the European Central Bank continues to work persistently and below the public radar on its debt-restructuring plan.
"Secular Stagnation or Self-Inflicted Malaise?"
What looks like Secular Stagnation may in fact be a self-inflicted malaise.