The CORINE International Book Prize is awarded by the Bavarian branch of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Book Traders' Association) and a multitude of partners and sponsors.
The President of the Munich Ifo Institute, Hans-Werner Sinn, will receive this year’s CORINE Economics Book Prize for his best-seller, "Ist Deutschland Noch zu Retten?" ("Can Germany Be Saved?"). He will be honoured for his sound analysis of Germany’s economic problems.
The CORINE International Book Prize is awarded by the Bavarian branch of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Book Traders' Association) and a multitude of partners and sponsors. The winners are selected by the CORINE jury, consisting of twelve personalities from the publishing industry, politics, business and the media. Special attention is placed on the quality of the books and their success among the reading public. The award is given to authors and books that are relevant on both a human and societal level. The price categories include fiction, non-fiction and economics. Previous CORINE prize winners are Donna Leon, Nina Hagen and Siegfried Lenz. In the economics book category, the award has gone to books by Meinhard Miegel and Olaf Henkel.
The prizes will be awarded on 17 November 2004 at a ceremony in Munich’s Prinzregententheater with Désirée Nosbusch as host. The television recording of the event will be shown on 3sat at 9:45 pm on Saturday, 20 November 2004, and re-broadcast on Bayerischer Rundfunk at 11am on 21 November 2004. The CORINE is one of Germany’s most renowned book prizes.
“Ist Deutschland Noch zu Retten?" and Professor Sinn have helped shape the discussion on Germany’s economic future. The recently published 6th edition has been completely revised with 70 additional pages that examine the recent decisions on the Hartz reforms and also analyse the pension discussion, working time extension, the EU eastern enlargement and the production shifts of German firms abroad. With the new 6th edition, the book will continue to point the way in the German reform discussion this autumn. “Ist Deutschland Noch zu Retten?" is published by Econ Verlag and at its appearance in October 2003 was awarded the annual prize of the Financial Times Deutschland and getAbstract for the best economics book in the category "Reform".