Hanser Verlag 2015
"Der Euro: Von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel" ("The Euro: From Peace Project to Bone of Contention") by Hans-Werner Sinn
The euro was supposed to be more than just a currency from the very beginning: it embodies the desire for unity and peace in Europe. A good decade after its introduction, however, it is causing a deep rift right across Europe. In the South unemployment remains unbearably high and the economy has been brought to its knees. The North, on the other hand, has been forced into the role of paymaster and is being held hostage by the ECB. Dissatisfaction is growing on both sides as a result. We have embarked upon a political path that will endager our market economy, democracy and peace in Europe.
Hans-Werner Sinn has been a Professor of Public Finance at the Faculty of Economics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich since 1984. In 1999, and after being offered positions at several reputable institutes, including the Max Planck Institute, he was appointed President of the Ifo Institute in Munich and Head of the CESifo Research Network, which is one of the biggest networks of its kind in the world. He was president of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) and Chairman of the Verein für Socialpolitik, the association of German-speaking economists. He has received numerous distinctions and prizes and is the author of several books and expert articles, as well as a sought-after interlocutor in the media and politics.
"Der Euro: Von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel"
by Hans-Werner Sinn
Publication date: 19 October 2015
Hardback, 480 pages
Price: € 24,90 [D] I € 25,60 [A]