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Sinn, Hans-Werner

Works: 408 works in 1,688 publications in 4 languages and 22,586 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Hans-Werner Sinn
Most widely held works by Hans-Werner Sinn
Jumpstart : the economic unification of Germany by Gerlinde Sinn( Book )

44 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unification of Germany is a policy issue of worldwide interest and holds key lessons for the remaining post-socialist economies. This text presents a clearly argued analytical account of the reunification process and the policy alternatives
Privatization experiences in the European Union by Marko Köthenbürger( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, experts evaluate the varied outcomes of privatization experiences in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK
Public finance and public policy in the new century by Sijbren Cnossen( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays take stock of and extend the theory and practice of public finance and public policy. They address the evolving role of government and the welfare state, the interaction between taxation and markets, the future of pension and health care systems, and international tax issues and fiscal federalism
Perspectives on the performance of the continental economies by Edmund S Phelps( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists disagree on what ails the economies of continental western Europe, which are widely perceived to be underperforming in terms of productivity and other metrics. Is it some deficiency in their economic system--in economic institutions or cultural attitudes? Is it some effect of their welfare systems of social insurance and assistance? Or are these systems healthy enough but weighed down by adverse market conditions? In this volume, leading economists test the various explanations for Europe's economic underperformance against real-world data. The chapters, written from widely varying perspectives, demonstrate the shortcomings and strengths of some methods of economics as much as they do the shortcomings and strengths of some economies of western continental Europe. Some contributors address only income per head or per worker; others look at efficiency and distortions of national choices such as that between labor and leisure; still others look at job satisfaction, fulfillment, and rates of indigenous innovation. Many offer policy recommendations, which range from developing institutions that promote entrepreneurship to using early education to increase human capital
The green paradox : a supply-side approach to global warming by Hans-Werner Sinn( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an approach to dealing with global warming that involves placing controls over the supply of fossil fuels and implementing a global cap-and-trade system supported by the levying of source taxes on capital income
European monetary integration( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this text, all economists and scholars, combine theoretical analysis and policy recommendation in their examination of the difficulties of European monetary integration
Can Germany be saved? : the malaise of the world's first welfare state by Hans-Werner Sinn( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What has happened to the German economic miracle? Rebuilding from the rubble and ruin of two world wars, Germany in the second half of the twentieth century recaptured its economic strength. High-quality German-made products ranging from precision tools to automobiles again conquered world markets, and the country experienced stratospheric growth and virtually full employment. Germany (or West Germany, until 1989) returned to its position as the economic powerhouse of Europe and became the world's third-largest economy after the United States and Japan. But in recent years growth has slowed, unemployment has soared, and the economic unification of eastern and western Germany has been mishandled." "Sinn traces many of his country's economic problems to an increasingly Intractable conflict between Germany's welfare state and the forces of globalization. In Can Germany Be Saved? (a thoroughly updated English-language version of a German bestseller) he asks the hard questions - about unions, welfare payments, tax rates, the aging population, and immigration - that all advanced economies need to ask. Sinn's answers, and his call for a radical rethinking of the welfare state, should stir debate and discussion everywhere."--Jacket
Casino capitalism : how the financial crisis came about and what needs to be done now by Hans-Werner Sinn( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Casino Capitalism Hans-Werner Sinn examines the causes of the banking crisis, points out the flaws in the economic rescue packages, and presents a master plan for the reform of financial markets. Sinn argues that the crisis came about because limited liability induced both Wall Street and Main Street to gamble with real estate properties. He meticulously describes the process of lending to American homeowners and criticizes both the process of securitizing and selling mortgage claims to the world, as well as the poor job rating agencies did in providing transparency. He argues that the American Dream has ended because the world now realizes that this dream was built on loans that are never likely to be repaid. -- Book jacket
The new systems competition by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Competition between companies tends to be beneficial for the general public, but is this also true for competition between states in a world with global financial markets, low transport costs, and increasing migration? In this book, Sinn provides a solid economic analysis of the competitive forces at work and addresses how they affect public goods provision, income redistribution, environmental policy, safety standards, banking regulation and even competition policy itself. Identifying the deficiencies of the competition between systems, the author develops a number of correcting policy measures ranging from specific harmonization proposals to rules that would help make competition work."--Jacket
Economic decisions under uncertainty by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and German and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives an overview of central issues in the theory of economic decision making under uncertainty. It makes extensive use of the location and scale parameter model that was discussed in the American Economic Review of 1987 and 1989 by Jack Meyer and the author. Among the topics treated in the book are the following: A Rehabilitation of the Principle of Insufficient Reason - Psychophysical laws in risk theory - The Law of Large Numbers and expected utility - Risk aversion in intertemporal models - limited liability and decision making under risk - Theory of Speculation - Theory of Insurance and Moral Hazard
The Euro trap : on bursting bubbles, budgets, and beliefs by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The euro induced huge capital flows from the northern to the southern countries of the Eurozone that triggered an inflationary credit bubble in the latter, deprived them of their competitiveness, and made them vulnerable to the financial crisis that spilled over from the US in 2007 and 2008. As private capital shied away from the southern countries, the ECB helped out by providing credit from the local money-printing presses. The ECB became heavily exposed to investment risks in the process, and subsequently had to be bailed out by intergovernmental rescue operations that provided replacement credit for the ECB credit, which itself had replaced the dwindling private credit. The interventions stretched the legal strictures stipulated by the Maastricht Treaty which, in the absence of a European federal state, had granted the ECB a very limited mandate. These interventions created a path dependency that effectively made parliaments vicarious agents of the ECB's Governing Council. This book describes what the author considers to be a dangerous political process that undermines both the market economy and democracy, without solving southern Europe's competitiveness problem. It argues that the Eurozone has to rethink its rules of conduct by limiting the role of the ECB, exiting the regime of soft budget constraints and writing off public and bank debt to help the crisis countries breathe again. At the same time, the Eurosystem should become more flexible by offering its members the option of exiting and re-entering the euro - something between the dollar and the Bretton Woods system - until it eventually turns into a federation with a strong political power centre and a uniform currency like the dollar
Economic policy by George De Menil( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top economists provide a concise and accessible evaluation of major developments in trade and trade policy.: They examine the key issues pertinent to the multinational trading system, as well as regional trade arrangements and policy developments at the national level; Provides up-to-date assessments of the World Trade Organization's current Trade Policy Reviews; Economic Policy is written for all those with an informed interest in economic policy problems; All articles are submitted to rigorous scrutiny by a panel of distinguished economists from around the world, resulting in a volume of aut
Capital income taxation and resource allocation by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ist Deutschland noch zu retten? by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Wirtschaftsforscher untersucht die Ursachen für die desolate Situation des deutschen Sozialstaats und plädiert für dessen grundlegende Umgestaltung, um im internationalen Wettbewerb zukünftig zu bestehen
Der Schwarze Juni Brexit, Flüchtlingswelle, Euro-Desaster - wie die Neugründung Europas gelingt by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Juni des Jahres 2016 war nicht sonnig, sondern tiefschwarz: Am 23. Juni gab Großbritannien sein Misstrauensvotum gegen die EU ab und entschied sich für den Brexit. Zwei Tage vorher, am 21. Juni, unterwarf sich das deutsche Verfassungsgericht dem Europäischen Gerichtshof (EuGH), der zuvor schon der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB) freie Fahrt für ihre Politik der Vergemeinschaftung der Haftung aus den Staatsschulden gegeben hatte. Die mittel- und langfristig Auswirkungen dieser Entscheidungen sind verheerend, kaum jemand aber scheint sich ernsthaft um sie zu kümmern. Das darf so nicht bleiben, ruft uns Hans-Werner Sinn in seinem neuen Buch aufrüttelnd zu. Gewohnt scharfsinnig auf den Punkt gebracht und nach vorne gerichtet beschreibt Deutschlands wirkungsmächtigster Ökonom die vielschichtigen Ursachen, Wirkungsmechanismen und Folgen des "Schwarzen Juni". Für ihn ist klar: Flüchtlingswelle, Euro-Desaster und falsche EZB-Politik haben uns bereits viel Geld gekostet. Der Brexit beraubt uns nun nicht nur des wichtigsten EU-Bündnispartners für unser exportorientiertes Wohlstandsmodell. Er und die Urteile von EuGH und Bundesverfassungsgericht drohen vielmehr ebenfalls, eine schon jetzt stattfindende Entschuldung Südeuropas auf unsere Kosten dramatisch zu verstärken und Europa zu zerreißen. Die fortgesetzten unkontrollierten Migrantenströme tun dabei ihr Übriges
Kasino-Kapitalismus : wie es zur Finanzkrise kam, und was jetzt zu tun ist by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der laut Cicero wichtigste Ökonom Deutschlands analysiert die aktuelle Finanzkrise. Er erklärt, warum Banker zu Glücksrittern wurden, und hinterfragt die zweifelhafte Rolle der Rating-Agenturen sowie das Engagement der deutschen Banken. Sinn blickt jedoch nicht nur zurück, sondern benennt auch die Konstruktionsfehler des deutschen Rettungspaketes und kommentiert die verbleibenden Risiken. Er spricht sich gegen Staatshilfen für Firmen aus und definiert - ganz konkret - die langfristigen Rahmenbedingungen für ein gesundes Bankenwesen: Sinn fordert, den Banken wesentlich höhere Eigenkapitalquoten für ihr Geschäft vorzuschreiben, um sie wieder zu einer nachhaltigen Wirtschaftsweise zu veranlassen
Der Euro von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Anfang an sollte der Euro mehr sein als eine Währung: Er verkörpert den Wunsch nach Einheit und Frieden in Europa. Doch gut ein Jahrzehnt nach seiner Einführung geht ein tiefer Riss durch Europa. Im Süden bleibt die Arbeitslosigkeit unerträglich, die Wirtschaft liegt am Boden. Der Norden sieht sich in die Rolle des Zahlmeisters gedrängt und wird von der EZB in Geiselhaft genommen. So wächst auf beiden Seiten die Unzufriedenheit. Wir haben einen politischen Weg eingeschlagen, der unsere Marktwirtschaft, die Demokratie und den Frieden in Europa gefährdet. Hans-Werner Sinn liefert in diesem Buch eine Analyse der jüngsten Entwicklungen und zeigt, was zu tun ist, um die Krise zu beenden
The German state banks : global players in the international financial markets by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Sinn critically scrutinizes the privileges of the German Landesbanks and questions the justification of government intervention in the banking sector. He predicts that European integration and the introduction of the euro will lead to a fierce take-over battle between Europe's banks. He argues that, given the state warranties, it seems likely that the German Landesbanks will be among the winners in this battle and concludes that the German public banking system has grown far larger than is appropriate for a market economy."--BOOK JACKET. "This book addresses issues of concern for European bankers and policymakers alike. It will also be of interest to students and scholars of financial economics, European integration and money and banking."--Jacket
Exchange-rate regimes and currency unions : proceedings of a conference held by the Confederation of European Economic Associations at Frankfurt, Germany, 1990 by Ernst Baltensperger( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributions are concerned with the theoretical and empirical analyses of fixed and flexible exchange rate systems, the role of central bank and other government policies in such systems, the prospects, workings and effects of a European Monetary System, and capital mobility and economic integration
Eurowinners and Eurolosers : the distribution of seigniorage wealth in EMU by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Monetary Union (EMU) will involve socialization of the existing seigniorage wealth of the national central banks, because the Euro will have to be bought by these banks in exchange for assets which have been accumulated in the historical process of money creation. This socialization will create windfall gains for countries with relatively low monetary bases such as France and the UK and it will be disadvantageous for countries like Germany, the Netherlands and Spain which will suffer per capita wealth losses of between 406 and 182 ecus. This paper quantifies the gains and losses in seigniorage wealth under alternative membership and bank regulation scenarios
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Public finance and public policy in the new century
Privatization experiences in the European UnionPublic finance and public policy in the new centuryPerspectives on the performance of the continental economiesThe green paradox : a supply-side approach to global warmingEuropean monetary integrationCan Germany be saved? : the malaise of the world's first welfare stateCasino capitalism : how the financial crisis came about and what needs to be done nowThe new systems competition
Alternative Names
Hans-Werner Sinn deutscher Ökonom

Hans-Werner Sinn Duits econoom

Hans-Werner Sinn economista alemán

Hans-Werner Sinn economista alemany

Hans-Werner Sinn économiste allemand

Hans-Werner Sinn German economist

Hans-Werner Sinn tysk ekonom

Hans-Werner Sinn tysk økonom

Sinn, H.-W.

Sinn, H.-W. 1948-

Sinn, Hans W.

Sinn, Hans Werner.

Sinn, Hans Werner 1948-

Χανς Βέρνερ Ζιν

Зинн, Ханс-Вернер

Зинн, Ханс-Вернер немецкий экономист

진, 한스베르너


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