Professor Hans-Werner Sinn is one of Germany’s most influential economists. He is President of the Ifo Institute and Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich. As President of a Leibniz Association institute, both he and the institute he heads are responsible for identifying key policy issues and providing the public with relevant scientifically-based information, with the goal of contributing to sound policy-making and bringing objectivity to public discussion. On behalf of the Ifo Institute, Professor Sinn has made many important contributions to public debate over questions ranging from the national, such as the malaise affecting Germany during its long slump, through pan-European ones such as the Target balances and the euro crisis, to global ones such as the financial crisis and the climate-influencing green paradox. read on Sinn's Corner
In the Ifo Viewpoint releases we present the Ifo perspective on topical issues in economic policy. read on Ifo Viewpoints
The following is a selection of comments on current economic policy issues made by staff of the CESifo Group in newspapers and journals.
Comments of Ifo researchers on current economy-policy areas on radio and television as well as reports on research results, publications and events are archived in the Media Library of the CESifo Group Munich. read on Staff Comments in the Media
The EEAG Report on the European Economy includes a growth forecast as well as other topical European themes. It is provided by the EEAG European Economic Advisory Group at CESifo. read on EEAG Report
Economic policy advice is a service offered by the Ifo Institute. Identifying reform requirements for political institutions, the media and the general public is consequently an important element of the Ifo Institute’s mission. In the section on publications and press echo, we have collected the issues that have received public attention as a result of Ifo initiatives. read on Ifo Policy Issues
The Eurozone is currently going through a grave balance-of-payments crisis. Various bail-out measures have been introduced to save individual euro countries from insolvency, which are collectively referred to as the “euro bailout package”. These measures include Target credit granted within the Eurosystem as well as credit in the form of government bond purchases by central banks. read on The Exposure Level - Bailout measures for the Eurozone countries and Germany’s exposure
This discussion forum is open to comments on Hans-Werner Sinn’s publications and press statements. You can also post questions to Prof. Sinn on particular issues. The discussion forum was launched at the end of 2003 after publication of "Ist Deutschland noch zu retten?". read on Discussion Forum