OMFIF, Political Risk Series, November 20th, 2018, approx. 35 minutes.
The World is at War
All countries should be following China in confronting the coronavirus directly with all available resources, and they should take a lesson from Germany in managing the economic fallout.Read on
The EU's EV Greenwash
Recent EU emissions regulations are clearly designed to push diesel and other internal-combustion-engine automobiles out of the European market to make way for electric vehicles. But are EVs really as climate-friendly & effective as their promoters claim?Read on
"The ‘dinosaurs’ were right to point out QE’s negatives"
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
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
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
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?
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
Latest Contribution by Hans-Werner Sinn in "The International Economy"Read more
Germany’s Dangerously Flawed Energy Policies
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
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