International Scientific Symposium and Official Ceremony to Mark Hans-Werner Sinn’s Retirement and the 25th Anniversary of the Center for Economic Studies (CES)

The Center for Economic Studies (CES), founded by Hans-Werner Sinn, celebrated its 25th anniversary in January 2016, and a short time later – on 31 March 2016 – Hans-Werner Sinn’s presidency of the Ifo Institute came to an end. To mark these occasions, the Ifo Institute, CESifo GmbH, and the Economics Faculty of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich jointly organised an international scientific symposium entitled: "Public Policy" and a Official Ceremony that was held on Friday, 22 January 2016.

Friday, 22 January 2016
Große Aula, University of Munich

Documentation

Programme

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Opening Words8.45 a.m.   Opening Words, Robin Boadway, Carsten Eckel  

Words of Welcome
Bernd Huber, President of the University of Munich
Assaf Razin, Professor of International Economics, Cornell University,
former Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Ifo Institute
Robert Haveman, Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, former Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Ifo Institute
Rick van der Ploeg, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, Director of Public Sector Economics Area of CESifo research network
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9.15 a.m. Scientific Laudation in Honour of Hans-Werner Sinn 

Kai A. Konrad, Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Honorary Professor, University of Munich
CESifo Mediathek

Not Against the Laws of Economics – Hans Werner Sinn as a Public Intellectual 9.30 a.m. Speech

Not Against the Laws of Economics – Hans Werner Sinn as a Public Intellectual, Jens Weidmann, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank
CESifo Mediathek

9.50 a.m. Panel 1: The European Monetary Union: Deficits and Cures

Henning Bohn, Professor of Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara
Otmar Issing, Professor and President of Center for Financial Studies, University of Frankfurt
Frank Westermann, Professor of Economics, Osnabrueck University
Harold James (Panel Chair), Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University
CESifo Mediathek

10.45 a.m. Coffee Break 

11.15 a.m. Panel 2: Free Trade with Whom? WTO, TTIP, Doha & Co

Avinash K. Dixit, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Princeton University 
Sascha O. Becker, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick 
Peter H. Egger, Professor of Economics, ETH Zurich
James R. Markusen (Panel Chair), Professor of International Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder
CESifo Mediathek

12.10 p.m. Lunch Break 

1.10 p.m. Panel 3: Microeconomic Lessons for Public Policy

Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge 
Philippe Aghion, Professor of Economics, Collège de France and London School of Economics
Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Finance, IESE Business School 
Oliver Hart (Panel Chair), Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Harvard University
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2.10 p.m. Panel 4: Public Finance and Public Debt: Current Challenges

Joel B. Slemrod, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan 
Barbara Wolfe, Professor of Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Vito Tanzi, former IMF Director and former Professor of Economics, American University 
Alan J. Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, University of California, Berkeley 
Michael P. Devereux (Panel Chair), Professor of Business Taxation, University of Oxford
CESifo Mediathek

3.30 p.m. End of Scientific Symposium

16:15 Uhr  Begrüßung

Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber, Präsident der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker, Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums und des Verwaltungsrats des ifo Instituts
CESifo Mediathek

16:30 Uhr  Festvorträge

Europa – Zwischen Wunsch und WirklichkeitEuropa – Zwischen Wunsch und Wirklichkeit, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, MdB, Bundesminister der Finanzen
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Monetary Policy and Financial Risks Monetary Policy and Financial Risks, Prof. Martin S. Feldstein, Harvard University, Past-Präsident des National Bureau of Economic Research
CESifo Mediathek

7:30 Uhr  Ständchen von Franz Schubert (arr. Theobald Böhm)
Scherzo aus Grand Duo Concertant op. 85 von Mauro Giuliani
Duo CordAria

17:40 Uhr  25 Jahre CES und die Ära Hans-Werner Sinn an der LMU und am ifo Institut – ein Rückblick

Dr. Otto Wiesheu, Staatsminister a.D.
Prof. em. Agnar Sandmo, Norwegian School of Economics und ehemaliger Vorsitzender des CES-Beirats
Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Vorsitzende des Vereins für Socialpolitik
CESifo Mediathek

Abschiedsgeschenk 

Peter-Alexander Wacker, Meinhard Knoche, Ludger Wößmann, Gabriel Felbermayr
Hans-Werner Sinn und 25 Jahre deutsche Wirtschaftspolitikzur Buchseite
CESifo Mediathek

18:20 Uhr  Variationen über Nel Cor Piu op.4 von Theobald Böhm
Duo CordAria

18:40 Uhr  Empfang

Im Anschluss: Festliches Abendessen mit einer Rede des Bayerischen Ministerpräsidenten Horst Seehofer.

CESifo Newsletter January 2016