Ifo Viewpoints

Topics 2015

Do Not Perpetuate the Dutch Disease in Europe: Lessons from German Reunification for a European Fiscal Union, November 9th, 2015

Why “Grexit” Could Be Good for Greece, July 9th, 2015

Carte Blanche for ECB Gives Cause for Concern, June 19th, 2015

Varoufakis’s Great Game, June 9th, 2015

Why the ECB QE May not Mean a Safe Retirement, June 3rd, 2015

Stop the Splinter Unions, June 1st, 2015

Europe’s Easy-Money Endgame, March 31st, 2015

Why the Taxpayer is on the Hook, March 18th, 2015

Europe’s Shadow Budget, February 20th, 2015

The Case for Capital Controls, February 19th, 2015

Topics 2014

Europe’s Brush with Debt, October 29th, 2014

German Gerontocracy, June 10th, 2014

Thomas Piketty’s World Formula, May 14th, 2014

Quantitative Easing, May 12th, 2014

Europe’s Next Moral Hazard, May 6th, 2014

Why We Should Give Putin a Chance, May 2nd, 2014

Putin and Flickering Power, March 17th, 2014

Outright Monetary Infractions, February 11th, 2014

World Champion Capital Exporter, March 12th, 2014

A Rescuing Europe from the Ground Up, January 21st, 2014

Topics 2013

Two Perspectives on the Euro Crisis, October 17th, 2013

A Question of Money, October16th, 2013

Germany’s Case Against the ECB, July 5th, 2013

Should Germany Exit the Euro?, May 14th, 2013

The Case for Car Tolls, May 8th, 2013

New Migration, May 3rd, 2013

The Collateral Damage of Europe's Rescue, March 5th, 2013

The eurozone’s banking union is deeply flawed, February 15th, 2013

Cameron and the question of Europe, February 5th, 2013

A Second Chance for European Reform, January 16th, 2013

Topics 2012

Guarantees for Europe's Ailing Banks, December 3rd, 2012

The Logic of the Target Trap, November 30th, 2012

Alliance of the Unequal, October 10th, 2012

An Open Currency Union, July 18th, 2012

The European Banking Union?, July 3rd 2012

Athens Today: Weimar Revisited, July 2nd 2012

A Crisis in Full Flight, May 18th, 2012

A Euro Sabbatical, March 16th, 2012

Fed versus ECB: How Target debts can be repaid, March 14th, 2012

Requiem for Germany’s feed-in tariffs, February 28th, 2012

Topics 2011

Buying Out the Store with the Printing Press, November 10th, 2011

The Threat to Use the Printing Press, October 31st, 2011

The Way Out of the Crisis, September 23rd, 2011

The Trouble with Eurobonds, September 22nd, 2011

The European Balance of Payments Crisis, July 29th, 2011

Greek Tragedy, July 27th, 2011

The ECB Must Change its Policy, July 8th, 2011

The Migration Storm, June 7th, 2011

Deep Chasms, March 29th, 2011

Why the Rescue Fund is Large Enough, February 16th, 2011

Topics 2010

Has Germany Profited from the Euro?, November 4th, 2010

Currency War – the Guilt is not China’s Alone, November 2nd, 2010

Stricter and fairer, October 21st, 2010

Tolls Instead of Traffic Jams, August 30th, 2010

What Euro Crisis, July 6th, 2010

Reallocation of Savings in Europe, June 22nd, 2010

Cracks in the Business Model, June 9th, 2010

How to Save the Euro, April 29th, 2010

A new Glass-Steagall Act?, February 9th, 2010

Insecure Securities: The Collapse of the US Securitization Market, January 19th, 2010

Topics 2009

Panta Rhei, November 20th, 2009

Good and Bad Speculations, August 25th, 2009

The Triad of Theory, Econometrics and Knowledge of Institutions, July 6th, 2009

Germany’s Wrong Business Model, July 1st, 2009

The Green Paradox, June 29th, 2009

Bad Banks and Bad Ideas, June 10th, 2009

Stuffing the Goose Strategy, April 1st, 2009

Forget Inflation, March 10th, 2009

Hands off!, March 5th, 2009

Scrappage Scheme in the German Economic Stimulus Package, March 3rd, 2009

Topics 2008

What Can be Learned from the Banking Crisis, October 4th, 2008

Plugging the Leaks: What Caused the Banking Crisis, October 28th, 2008

Nuclear Power: Wrong-Way Driver Germany, July 22nd, 2008

Barbarians or Geniuses at the Gate?, July 15th, 2008

Market Order under Attack: Seizure of Power by Münchhausen, July 1st, 2008

Poverty Creation from Unrealistic Needs Adjustments, June 9th, 2008

Lemon Banking, May 19th, 2008

The German State Banks: Creative Destruction , May 8th, 2008

The Party is Over, March 18th, 2008

Cuius regio eius religio, February 12th, 2008

Topics 2007

Christmas Fear: Angela and Minimum Wages, November 26th, 2007

How the Upswing Came About – Six Hypotheses , November 15th, 2007

Should We Run Our Cars on Food?, October 16th, 2007

Stand firm, Herr Mehdorn! – The German Railway Strike, August 8th, 2007

The same old mistake: How to Tame the Competitors, July 11th, 2007

The Green Paradox, July 9th, 2007

France’s Path Not Taken, June 27th, 2007

The Thirty Billion Euro Deal: Seignorage of ECB, May 22nd, 2007

Cars Buy Cars, March 21st, 2007

Will Eastern EU Expansion Create Jobs in Germany?, March 20th, 2007

Topics 2006

Scandinavia’s Accounting Trick, November 10th, 2006

Shrinking Champion, November 8th, 2006

Increased Prices for Spoiled Meat?, September 28th, 2006

Germany: World Champion in Tourism, August 1st, 2006

Germany: A Land of Immigration?, July 31st, 2006

A Suit from a Cabinetmaker?, June 6th, 2006

Subject versus Object, April 10th, 2006

PISA and the German Three-class Society, March 14th, 2006

The Next Welfare State, March 2nd, 2006

Six Principles of the Combi-Wage, January 17th, 2006

Topics 2005

Reward Childrearing in the Pension System!, December 7th, 2005

The Envy Tax, November 8th, 2005

Investment is the Core Issue, September 15th, 2005

The Five Shocks: Why Germany is Lagging Behind, August 4th, 2005

Some Facts on VAT, July 21st, 2005

Pathological Export Boom and Bazaar Effect, May 4th, 2005

Why Minimum Wages Hurt Germany, April 14th, 2005

The Arguments of the Reform Opponents, March 4th, 2005

Will the Sinners Punish Themselves?, February 28th, 2005

How to Combat German Unemployment, February 11th, 2005

Topics 2004

Seven Truths Regarding Immigration, November 29th, 2004

Why Extending Working Hours Will Create More Jobs, November 18th, 2004

Hartz V, November 8th, 2004

The Export Puzzle, November 2nd, 2004

Seven Truths About Civil Servants, October 11th, 2004

Equivalent Standards of Living and Factor Price Equalization, September 14th, 2004

Germany, the Welfare Magnet, July 20th, 2004

Directive on Free Movement: Free Ticket to the Welfare State, May 27th, 2004

In the Debt Trap, May 21st, 2004

Low Wages, Wage Subsidies and Investive Wages, March 4th, 2004

Topics 2003

Bazaar Economy, January 8th, 2004

The German Disease and the Agenda 2010, October 24th, 2003

Hands off the Mileage Allowance!, October 2nd, 2003

Working Longer, July 25th, 2003

Borrowing or Taxes?, June 19th, 2003

New Inflation Targets for the ECB, May 21st, 2003

Putting a Stop to Autobahn Communism, March 18th, 2003

Twenty Mezzogiornos, February 13th, 2003

Pensions and Children, January 15th, 2003

Another Unification and More Illusions, January 8th, 2003

Topics 2002

More Big Government – The Ten Point Programme of the New Ruling Coalition, October 18th, 2002

Getting Down to Work after the Election, October 8th, 2002

Financing the Flood Damage, August 28th, 2002

The Heart of Hartz, August 19th, 2002

E.ON, Ruhrgas and Consumer Protection, July 17th, 2002

Why the Euro is Strong Again, July 5th, 2002

Too much of a Good Thing, August 5th, 2002

Is the Euro a Price Booster?, July 11th, 2002

Germany´s Anaemic Growth, May 17th, 2002

The True Significance of the Euro, April 30th, 2002

Topics 2001

Save our Coal!, November 23rd, 2001

Chancellor Schröder´s Steady Hand Must Act Now, November 8th, 2001

Whither Systems Competition?, October 3rd, 2001

Economies, Businesses and Economists, September 26th, 2001

The Japanese Disease, June 13th, 2001

In Defence of the Free Movement of Labour, May 2nd, 2001

Back to Nature, April 27th, 2001

The Socialisation of Human Capital, April 5th, 2001

Thank you, England!, March 15th, 2001

Social Welfare Reform, January 18th, 2001

Topics 2000

Chaos in Nice, December 20th, 2000

Double Majority, December 5th, 2000

Why has the euro fallen?, November 27th, 2000

Blind in One Eye?, November 7th, 2000

A step in the right direction, October 18th, 2000

20% is the Limit, September 26th, 2000

The Battle with OPEC, September 20th, 2000

Greencard, Goethe und Gates, July 4th, 2000

Transfer Economy, June 30th, 2000

The Dilemma of Globalisation, March 6th, 2000

Topics 1999

Currency Boards for the New EU Member States, December 23rd, 1999

EU Enlargement: the Migration Problem, December 23rd, 1999

Transrapid, December 1st, 1999

Opt-out Clauses, November 22nd, 1999

A New Welfare Concept, November 15th, 1999

Tax Reform, November 9th, 1999

Funded Pensions, November 3rd, 1999

Ten Years of Eastern German Recovery, October 26th, 1999

Bans on Advertising, October 26th, 1999

State Pension at 60, October 26th, 1999