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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. 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

  2. Ifo Viewpoint No. 159: Deutsche Gerontokratie

    Munich, 11 June 2014 Deutschlands demographische Zeitbombe tickt. Die Babyboomer, die 1964 geboren wurden, sind jetzt 50 Jahre alt und wollen in 15, wenn nicht 13 Jahren ihre Rente beziehen. Doch durch die Kombination besonders vieler Alter mit besonders wenigen Jungen entsteht ein fast unlösbarer, aber jetzt schon genauestens vorhersehbarer Details

  3. Ifo Viewpoint No. 158: Piketty’s World Formula

    Munich, 14 May 2014 Thomas Piketty’s book on inequality hit a sensitive spot with the Americans. It channelled the mounting dissatisfaction in a country that lacks a robust welfare system and a more progressive tax system.  His book has a whiff of Karl Marx, with Piketty’s style of writing and Details


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

Hans-Werner Sinn

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