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Ifo Institute

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Werner Sinn

President, Ifo Institute

Hans-Werner Sinn

Ifo Institute
Executive Board
Poschingerstraße 5
81679 München

Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1279
Fax: +49(0)89/9224-1901
Email: sinn @

Personal Website:

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Center for Economic Studies (CES)
Schackstraße 4
80539 Munich (Germany)

Phone: +49(0)89/2180-2747

Date and place of birth

March 7, 1948, Brake, Westfalia, Germany

Marital status

Married since 1971 to Gerlinde Sinn, nee Zoubek, three children (Annette, Philipp, and Rüdiger, born 1976, 1978, and 1982)

Current positions

President, Ifo Institute (since February 1999)

Director, Center for Economic Studies (CES), University of Munich (since January 1991)

Professor, University of Munich (since 1984), chair for economics and public finance

CEO CESifo Inc. (since February 1999)

Previous full time positions

Ass./Full Professor, Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario, Canada (1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985)

Associate Professor (C2), University of Mannheim (1983)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Mannheim (1974 - 1983)

Lecturer, Institute of Public Economics, University of Münster (1972 - 1974)

Academic degrees

Habilitation and venia legendi in economics, University of Mannheim (1983)

Dr.rer.pol., University of Mannheim (1978)

Diplom Volkswirt, University of Münster (1972)