Hans-Werner Sinn

University of Munich


Hans Werner-Sinn is Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich. He is President of both the Ifo Institute and CESifo Group, and a former president of both the International Institute for Public Finance (IIPF) and the German Economics Association (Verein für Socialpollitik). He received his doctorate (1978) and Habilitation (1983) from the University of Mannheim and honorary degrees from three other universities. He taught at the Universities of Western Ontario and has carried out extended research visits at the Universities of Stanford, Princeton, Jerusalem and Bergen as well as the LSE. Since 1989 he has served on the Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Economics. His recent publications include The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets and Beliefs, Oxford University Press (2014), The Green Paradox, MIT Press (2012), Casino Capitalism, Oxford University Press (2010), and Can Germany be Saved? The Malaise of the World's First Welfare State, MIT Press (2007).

Articles by Hans-Werner Sinn