Welcome to the website of the German economist Hans-Werner Sinn.

Hans-Werner Sinn is President emeritus at the ifo Institute for Economic Research and Professor at the University of Munich. He founded and governed the international CESifo research network and the Center for Economic Studies. He received four honorary doctoral degrees and was both President of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) and the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik). In recent years, his work focused primarily on the euro, the financial crisis, the European Central Bank, green energy, demography and migration, and on the current Brexit negotiations. He previously conducted extensive research into German reunification, taxation, systems competition and insurance.


The Meaning of Brexit for Europe

What Brexit Means for Europe - A German Perspective
Cambridge Judge Business School, 4. März 2019

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Cambridge Judge Business School, 4. März 2019


Let the People Decide on Brexit

03/26/2019 Given the narrow majority for leaving the European Union back then, and the impasse at which UK institutions find themselves now, holding a new referendum is both appropriate and necessary. Read more

The meaning of Brexit for Europe

03/04/2019 Public Lecture by Prof. Hans-Werner Sinn, Cambridge Judge Business School Watch the video

Banking Regulation Does not Make Target Credits Safe

02/27/2019 Target Debate: Clemens Fuest and Hans-Werner Sinn respond to Jan Krahnen's criticism. A guest commentary Read more

From a No-Deal Brexit to a No Brexit Deal

01/30/2019 By addressing Britain's longstanding concerns over intra-EU migration and its attendant costs, the EU could both set the stage for a reversal of Brexit and shore up its own long-term stability. Read more

Target Risks without Euro Exits

12/20/2018 ifo Institute Warns of Target Overdraft Risks in the Eurozone and Calls for Limits Read more

Europe Finally Pulls the Trigger on a Military Force

11/21/2018 After two years of US President Donald Trump treating European allies as if they were adversaries, France and Germany have finally committed to the creation of an EU-wide army under a central command. Read more

Where are we on fears for Euro Breakup

11/19/2018 Danae Kyriakopoulou, chief economist at OMFIF, is joined by Hans-Werner Sinn to discuss the euro area's macroeconomic outlook. They also look at financial imbalances between core and periphery economies, political polarisation and the EMU reform agenda. Listen to Podcast

“Reaganomics Redux and the Global Economy”

09/25/2018 It has been less than a year since US President D. Trump and congressional Republicans enacted a massive tax cut, following in the footsteps of former President R. Reagan. And, as was true in the 1980s, fiscal stimulus in the US is being felt worldwide. Read more

„Twilight of the Euro?“

07/30/2018 20 years of the Euro: one decade party, one decade hangover, and now? Read more

“Should Merkel embrace Macron's vision for Eurozone reform?”

06/27/2018 Financial Times: Two experts, Isabelle Mateos y Lago and Hans-Werner Sinn, debate the future of the European single currency bloc. Read more

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