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Monographs of CES and Ifo researchers

Oxford University Press 2014

The Euro Trap. On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs

The Euro Trap. On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs

This book offers a critical assessment of the history of the euro, its crisis, and the rescue measures taken by the European Central Bank and the community of states. read on The Euro Trap. On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs

Redline 2014

"Gefangen im Euro" ("Trapped in the Euro") by Hans-Werner Sinn

"Gefangen im Euro" ("Trapped in the Euro") by Hans-Werner Sinn

The financial markets have finally calmed down because Europe’s taxpayers have accepted liability for the investment risks in southern Europe. Yet the crisis in the real economy smoulders on due to the lack of any improvement in the competitiveness of southern European countries. With his usual clarity Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn analyses the problems with the euro and proposes measures to overcome them. To save the European unification project, Sinn argues in favour of haircuts, temporary exits from the Eurozone, new rules for the European Central Bank and the set-up of a European Confederation based on the model of Switzerland. read on "Gefangen im Euro" ("Trapped in the Euro") by Hans-Werner Sinn

Brookings Institution Press 2013

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School by Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School by Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann

In their book “Endangering Prosperity – A Global View of the American School” Ifo researcher Ludger Wößmann together with Ifo research professor Eric Hanushek of Stanford University and Paul Peterson of Harvard University, show that poor levels of educational achievement endanger future prosperity. They analyse the disappointing performance of most US federal states by international comparison. Based on this analysis, they show the enormous potential for the US economy that lies in improving educational achievement in the US school system. read on Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School by Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann

Redline 2013

"Verspielt nicht eure Zukunft" ("Don't Forfeit Your Future") by Hans-Werner Sinn

"Verspielt nicht eure Zukunft" ("Don't Forfeit Your Future") by Hans-Werner Sinn

What needs to be done to secure prosperity for the future? This central ques-tions forms the focus of Hans-Werner Sinn's latest book "Verspielt nicht eure Zukunft" ("Don't Gamble Away Your Future"). In the book Sinn analyses basic economic issues with a special focus on the challenges facing Germany as a commercial location and makes concrete proposals for reforms to compensate for the lack of a long-term perspective that characterizes politics. read on "Verspielt nicht eure Zukunft" ("Don't Forfeit Your Future") by Hans-Werner Sinn

Hanser Verlag 2012

"Die Target-Falle" ("The Target Trap") by Hans-Werner Sinn

"Die Target-Falle" ("The Target Trap") by Hans-Werner Sinn

In January 2002 freshly minted euro notes were distributed, amidst high hopes, among the members of the newly created Eurozone. Today, just ten years later, the euro project is in the throes of a major crisis. What began as a European peace project has led to dispute and discontent that can only be held in check by heavy borrowing from the savings accounts of citizens of the Eurozone’s core countries. read on "Die Target-Falle" ("The Target Trap") by Hans-Werner Sinn

Ifo Institut 2012

Expert Contribution to the 8th Report on Family Affairs: “Time for responsibility in the family”

Expert Contribution to the 8th Report on Family Affairs: “Time for responsibility in the family”

The eighth family report is devoted to the topic of “Time for responsibility in the family”. Time is a central factor in the successful and smooth running of a family. Family members are involved in a diverse range of social time systems that are sometimes conflicting and which influence family life. This expert report completes the 8th report on family affairs. It offers insights into deeper analysis of the current situation in the various areas of family policy in Germany, which are covered by the report, but only on an excerpt basis. read on Expert Contribution to the 8th Report on Family Affairs: “Time for responsibility in the family”

MIT 2012

"The Green Paradox. A Supply-Side Approach to Global Warming" by Hans-Werner Sinn

"The Green Paradox. A Supply-Side Approach to Global Warming" by Hans-Werner Sinn

The Earth is getting warmer. Yet, as Hans-Werner Sinn points out in this provocative book, the dominant policy approach - which aims to curb consumption of fossil energy - has been ineffective. In The Green Paradox, Sinn proposes a new, more pragmatic approach based not on regulating the demand for fossil fuels but on controlling the supply. read on "The Green Paradox. A Supply-Side Approach to Global Warming" by Hans-Werner Sinn

Hanser 2011

The "ifo Wirtschaftskompass" - Facts, Figures and Background Information

The "ifo Wirtschaftskompass" - Facts, Figures and Background Information

Over 70 experts from the Ifo Institute explain the world of economics. This reference work, produced by the Ifo Institute, covers 120 topics in brief, competent and clear explanations that are accompanied by over 200 colour illustrations. Economics is important: when the economy is booming jobs are created, investments are made and we have money in our pockets. Conversely, if the economy slumps unemployment looms - and everybody feels the consequences. What will become of the euro? How does inflation arise? And what does it mean to investors? What needs to be done to help more people to find work? How can we reduce our debt mountain? What is the right climate policy? Where does Germany's economy stand by international comparison? This book answers these and several other questions in a way that everyone can understand. It is the ultimate reference book: pocket-sized expertise in economics. read on The "ifo Wirtschaftskompass" - Facts, Figures and Background Information

Econ 2009 | Ullstein 2010

"Kasino-Kapitalismus. Wie es zur Finanzkrise kam, und was jetzt zu tun ist" by Hans-Werner Sinn

"Kasino-Kapitalismus. Wie es zur Finanzkrise kam, und was jetzt zu tun ist" by Hans-Werner Sinn

(Casino Capitalism. How the financial crisis came about and what needs to be done)
Hans-Werner Sinn on lemons, old cars and Lehman certificates
The American banking system is in ruins. Germany’s banks are limping along. In Eastern Europe a time bomb is ticking. Whole countries are about to go bankrupt. Hans-Werner Sinn explains in his book how the financial system became a playing field for gamblers and analyses the reasons for the crisis: the failure of the rating agencies, the regulating officials, the banks and not least American real-estate policies. He also presents a master plan for rebuilding the financial market. read on "Kasino-Kapitalismus. Wie es zur Finanzkrise kam, und was jetzt zu tun ist" by Hans-Werner Sinn


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