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Sinn, Hans-Werner

Works: 362 works in 1,555 publications in 4 languages and 21,188 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: HC286.8, 330.9430879
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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 )

46 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,201 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
Economic decisions under uncertainty by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and German and held by 458 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 green paradox : a supply-side approach to global warming by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 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
Can Germany be saved? : the malaise of the world's first welfare state by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 360 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( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 340 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
The new systems competition by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 324 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
European monetary integration by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 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
Public finance and public policy in the new century by Sijbren Cnossen( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 307 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
Privatization experiences in the European Union by Marko KöthenbÃ1/4rger( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 294 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
Capital income taxation and resource allocation by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Dutch and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 250 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
The Euro trap : on bursting bubbles, budgets, and beliefs by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 220 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
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 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das amerikanische Bankensystem ist pleite. Deutschlands Banken sind schwer angeschlagen. In Osteuropa tickt die Zeitbombe. Ganze Staaten sind vom Konkurs bedroht. Hans-Werner Sinn, Chef des ifo Instituts, erklärt, wie das Finanzsystem zur Spielwiese von Glücksrittern werden konnte, und analysiert die Gründe der Krise: das Versagen der Rating- Agenturen, der Regulierungsbehörden und der Banken. Aber Sinn blickt auch nach vorne, kritisiert pointiert die in Deutschland aufgelegten Konjunkturprogramme und entwirft selbst einen Masterplan zur Sanierung der Finanzmärkte
A theory of the welfare state by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eastern expansion of the EU resembles German unification in its mometousness. Whereas the latter led to a 26% increase in the population of the Federal Republic, the former will increase the population of the EU by 28% if all ten entry aspirants are accepted. A special problem will be posed by migration. In view of the existing wage differences between eastern and western Eurpean countries, a massive westward migration can be expected after EU expansion. A temporary east-to-west migration up to the time that the eastern countries have created an efficient capital stock makes economic sense if it is driven by wage differences and meets with a flexible labour market. Migration does not make economic sense, however, if, and to the extent to which, it is induced by the current social assistance systems. Moreover, welfare-motivated migration would create competition among western European states to frighten off potential migrants, which would lead to an erosion of the traditional social welfare state. If the EU plan incorporated a limitation of the free movement of labour, the beneficial migration would also be stopped. A better solution would be to limit access to the western social systems, at least for a transitional period in order to filter out migration induced by differing social standards. An EU-wide application of the home-country principle in the granting of social benefits would achieve this goal
Perspectives on the performance of the continental economies by Edmund S Phelps( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 127 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 competition between competition rules by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

23 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open borders imply systems competition. This paper studies the implications of systems competition for the national co mpetition rules. It is shown that an equilibrium where all countries retain their antitrust laws does not exist, since abolishing this law makes it possible for a single country to establish a cartel that successfully appropriates foreign business profi t s. Instead of such an equilibrium, a deregulation race is likely to emerge in which all but the last country repeal their antitrust laws. The deregulation race results in a chain of Stackelberg leadership positions taken over by national cartels that rend ers lower profits and higher consumer rents than would have been the case with harmonization of the antitrust laws
Germany's economic unification : an assessment after ten years by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political miracle occurred when Germany was reunited, and at first glance an economic miracle has followed. Real incomes in the east have now reached the western level, and investment per capita has been much higher than in the w est. However, every third deutschmark spent in the east has been coming from the west, investment in equipment has fallen below the west German per capita level, and convergence seems to have come to a halt at an overall labor productivity of only 55% of west Germany. Excessively high wages coupled with investment incentives that made the cost of capital negative rank high among the possible explanations. This paper describes reforms of the labor market that could help to make convergence continue
Two Mezzogiornos by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analogy between the economic problems of the Mezzogiorno region and East Germany has been initially contested by many authors. This paper argues that there are striking similarities in the two regions, in terms of the causes of their economic predicament. With an aggregate labour productivity of 55% relative to the rest of the country, both are true transfer economies, whose consumption exceeds production by far. Beyond locational disadvantages, the present paper identifies overdrawn wages, high social security spending and the Dutch disease problem as core reasons for the poor economic performance and discusses possible cures
Economic policy : the conservative revolution : a special report by George De Menil( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top economists provide a concise and accessible evaluation of major developments in trade and trade policy. Examination of 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
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Jumpstart : the economic unification of Germany
Alternative Names
Hans-Werner Sinn Duits econoom

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

진, 한스베르너


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Economic decisions under uncertaintyThe green paradox : a supply-side approach to global warmingCan 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 competitionEuropean monetary integrationPublic finance and public policy in the new centuryPrivatization experiences in the European Union