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In the Ifo Viewpoint releases we present the Ifo perspective on topical issues in economic policy.

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  1. Ifo Viewpoint No. 162: Europe’s Shadow Budget

    Munich, 20 February 2015 More details about the European Commission’s 315 billion euros investment plan for 2015–2017 have finally come to light. The program, announced by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in November, amounts to a massive shadow budget, twice as large as the European Union’s annual official budget, that Details

  2. Ifo Viewpoint No. 161: The Case for Capital Controls

    Munich, 19 February 2015 Capital flight out of Greece is in full swing. People are hoarding euro cash under the mattress, squirrelling it away or packing it into suitcases to bring it out of the country. Most of all, wealthy Greeks, banks and international investors are issuing payment orders to Details

  3. Ifo Viewpoint No. 160: Europe’s Brush with Debt

    Munich, 29 October 2014 French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and his Italian counterpart, Matteo Renzi, have declared – or at least insinuated – that they will not comply with the fiscal compact to which all of the eurozone’s member countries agreed in 2012; instead, they intend to run up fresh Details


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

Hans-Werner Sinn

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