Welcome to the website of the German economist Hans-Werner Sinn.

Hans-Werner Sinn is President emeritus at the ifo Institute for Economic Research and Professor at the University of Munich. He founded and governed the international CESifo research network and the Center for Economic Studies. He received four honorary doctoral degrees and was both President of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) and the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik). In recent years, his work focused primarily on the euro, the financial crisis, the European Central Bank, green energy, demography and migration, and on the current Brexit negotiations. He previously conducted extensive research into German reunification, taxation, systems competition and insurance.

 

New Videos

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What Brexit Means for Europe - A German Perspective
Cambridge Judge Business School, 4. März 2019

What Brexit Means for Europe - A German Perspective
Cambridge Judge Business School, 4. März 2019
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Where we are on Fears for Euro breakup
OMFIF, Political Risk Series,

Where we are on Fears for Euro breakup
OMFIF, Political Risk Series,
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01:31:35

“How to fight climate change: economic and technical challenges”
Public lecture by Professor Hans-Werner Sinn at London School of Economics. Introduced and chaired by Robert Falkner.

“How to fight climate change: economic and technical challenges”
Public lecture by Professor Hans-Werner Sinn at London School of Economics. Introduced and chaired by Robert Falkner.
01:31:35

News

"The ‘dinosaurs’ were right to point out QE’s negatives"

10/10/2019 Op-Ed by Frank Westermann in the Financial Times on the "Memorandum on the ECB's monetary policy", issued by former central bankers Issing, Stark et al. Read more

Memorandum on the ECB’s Monetary Policy

10/04/2019 Former French and German central bankers around Otmar Issing and Jürgen Stark confirm Hans-Werner Sinn's criticism of the symmetric inflation goal. Read the Memorandum

The ECB’s Beggar-thy-Trump Strategy

09/16/2019 The ECB is pursuing an exchange-rate policy in all but name, thus putting Europe on a collision course with the Trump administration. Read more

The End of ECB Restraint

07/30/2019 Outgoing European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has indicated that the bank is planning a new round of aggressive monetary stimulus. Such measures will most likely have negative economic consequences ... Read more

Energy Beyond Future – Can Business Save the World?

07/02/2019 Green politics rise across western society, and so do scientific concerns on whether those energy policies are effective or not. While the world is captured in a dispute, one crucial question remains: Is there any way around a potential disaster? Read more

Central Bank Independence is no Protection against Abuse

07/01/2019 Latest Contribution by Hans-Werner Sinn in "The International Economy" Read more

Germany’s Dangerously Flawed Energy Policies

05/24/2019 Germany has made a noble effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and replace conventional energy sources with wind and solar power. But now it is time to face reality. Read more

Let the People Decide on Brexit

03/26/2019 Given the narrow majority for leaving the European Union back then, and the impasse at which UK institutions find themselves now, holding a new referendum is both appropriate and necessary. Read more

The meaning of Brexit for Europe

03/04/2019 Public Lecture by Prof. Hans-Werner Sinn, Cambridge Judge Business School Watch the video

Banking Regulation Does not Make Target Credits Safe

02/27/2019 Target Debate: Clemens Fuest and Hans-Werner Sinn respond to Jan Krahnen's criticism. A guest commentary Read more

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