In the Ifo Viewpoint releases we present the Ifo perspective on topical issues in economic policy.
Munich, 17 October 2013 Niall Ferguson and I have a different view of the euro crisis, but there are also aspects on which we agree: The Eurozone is stuck in a wretched crisis that has brought about unbearable unemployment levels in southern Europe, and which cannot be solved satisfactorily through Details
Munich, 16 October 2013 A year ago the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble gave me a good telling-off. Why? Because I had issued a warning that, with the European banking union, politicians were preparing to shift the losses from write-downs of Europe’s over-indebted banks to the tax payers to protect Details
Munich, 5 July 2013 Germany’s Constitutional Court is preparing what might become the most important decision in its history. Last September, the court allowed the German government to sign the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the eurozone’s permanent intergovernmental rescue facility. Now, however, it may try to stop Details