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. His main areas of research focus on the Euro system, the ECB’s monetary policy, climate and green energy. He previously conducted extensive research into regulation, insurance and risk, systems competition, and systems transformation. Sinn is the author of many specialist articles and books, several of which have become bestsellers.

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As a regular contributor to Project Syndicate’s column, Hans-Werner Sinn sheds light on current economic affairs. His comments are published in newspapers across the globe. Read his latest article "COVID as a Natural Experiment for Climate Policy".

Hans-Werner Sinn’s latest book discusses the significance of target balances for the ECB to deal with major shocks, from the Lehman crisis up to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

While humankind has to fight climate change, the economic and technical constraints are severe. This lecture by Hans-Werner Sinn held at the London School of economics gives an overview of some of the challenges and potential solutions.


L'Express: "L'Allemagne reconsidérera probablement sa politique nucléaire à partir de 2025"

L'opinion publique a changé et le rêve d'un pays tout en vert se dissipe, estime l'ancien patron de l'Institut de conjoncture Ifo.Read more

Germany is the sick man of Europe, Ifo Institute says

Hans-Werner Sinn, president emeritus of the Ifo institute, discusses the German economy and explains how the energy transition must be managed to support the country's manufacturing sector.Watch the video

COVID as a Natural Experiment for Climate Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic served as a real-world experiment for assessing the mechanics of multilateral and unilateral climate policies. Read more

Lars P. Feld, Professor of Economics, University of Freiburg, Personal Advisor of German Minister of Finance Christian Lindner and former Head of the German Council of Economic Advisors:

"... in a now-famous Christmas Lecture in December 2020, Hans-Werner Sinn of the University of Munich warned that the eurozone’s highly expansionary fiscal and monetary policy mix would lead to a future of higher inflation." He was "visionary". Read the full article "Why Inflation Persists" by Lars P. Feld

The Japan Times: "Accounting for Casino Capitalism"

The spectacular collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – the second-largest bank failure in US history – has evoked memories of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, which sparked the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.Read more

Aby bylo jasno: Ruský plyn teče do Německa přes turecko

Euro úspory neochrání. Zelení berou globální oteplování jako náboženství. Musíme dělat reálpolitiku.Watch the video

The Jordan Times: Europe at Debt’s Door

The European Commission’s ongoing borrowing spree is economically irresponsible and clearly inflationary. Read more

The Guardian: Will Germany’s energy policy lead to economic failure?

Despite ambitious green goals, the country’s over-reliance on Russian gas has forced it back to coal and expensive imports Read more

Venture Capital Magazin: "We should not destroy all our options"

The world is in a permanent state of crisis. Former ifo president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Werner Sinn on possible ways out.Read more

The Jordan Times: The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

The ECB denies that it bears any responsibility for the eurozone’s current inflation struggles, pointing the finger at COVID-19 and Vladimir Putin. But there is good reason to believe that the ECB contributed significantly to rising prices.Read on

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