Monday, October 20, 2014

Hans-Werner Sinn

Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich, is President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research and serves on the German economy ministry’s Advisory Council. He is the author, most recently, of The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs, Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Downward spiral
Business & Finance 11

Italy’s Downward Spiral

Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself: Though the economy’s long slide reflects Italian leaders’ failure to confront the country's loss of competitiveness, it is a … read more

Hans-Werner Sinn, the Risks of transatlantic-trade partnership between Europe  and America, Trade Ship
World Affairs 4

Free-Trade Pitfalls

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, currently the subject of intense negotiations between the EU and the US, is making big waves. In order to ensure that the TTIP benefits consumers… read more

Newsart for Outright Monetary Infractions
Economics 11

Outright Monetary Infractions

The German Constitutional Court has delivered its long-awaited decision on the ECB’s “outright monetary transactions” program. The ruling fully endorses the plaintiffs’ arguments, finding that the… read more

Newsart for Saving Europe’s Real Hegemon
Economics 9

Saving Europe’s Real Hegemon

Last June, the European Commission announced that the money for recapitalizing distressed banks would come primarily from creditors, not European taxpayers, with a pecking order to specify which… read more

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