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Sinn, Hans-Werner

Works: 495 works in 1,757 publications in 4 languages and 23,237 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Honoree, Other, htt, 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 )

46 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 2,136 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 1,825 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 1,726 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 1,580 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 1,568 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 1,548 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 783 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( )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 682 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 )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 562 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 )

24 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and German and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fundamental Issues Involved Why do we need a theory of uncertainty? It is a fact that almost all man's economic decisions are made under conditions of uncertainty, but this fact alone does not provide a strong enough argument for making the effort necessary to generalize ordinary preference theory designed for a world of perfect certainty. In accordance with Occam's Razor, the mathematician may well welcome a generalization of assumptions even if it does not promise more than a restatement of known results. The economist, however, will only be well disposed towards making the effort if he can expect to achieve new insights and interesting results, for he is interested in the techniques necessary for the generalization only as means to an end, not as ends in themselves. A stronger reason for developing a theory of uncertainty, therefore, seems to be the fact that there are kinds of economic activities to which the non-stochastic preference theory has no access or has access only through highly artificial constructions. Such activities include portfolio decisions of wealth holders, speculation, and insurance. These will be considered in detail in the last chapter of the book. The main purpose of this book, however, is not to apply a theory of uncertainty to concrete economic problems, the purpose rather is to formulate such a theory
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 383 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 Georges De Menil( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top economists provide a concise and accessible evaluation of major developments in trade and trade policy. Economic Policy has earned a reputation around the world as the one publication that always identifies current and emerging policy topics earlyPapers are specially commissioned from first-class economists and experts in the policy fieldThe editors are all based at top European economic institutions and each paper is discussed by a panel of distinguished economistsThis unique approach guarantees incisive debate and alternative interpretations of the evidence
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 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 235 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
Ist Deutschland noch zu retten? by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in German and held by 233 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 )

11 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brexit, EZB-Versagen, Flüchtlinge - So kann es mit Europa nicht weitergehen. Die Welt scheint allerorten aus den Fugen. So auch auf dem alten Kontinent. Erst das Euro-Desaster, dann falsche EZB-Politik, Flüchtlingswelle und Brexit: Scheitert Europa? Die Lage ist brenzlig, ruft uns Hans-Werner Sinn in seinem Buch aufrüttelnd zu. Schon jetzt sind wir in der Krise, ohne das wir es merken, weil wir von der Politik in die Irre geführt werden. Denn allen Beschwichtigungen zum Trotz verlieren Deutschland und die europäischen Staaten des Nordens, während die des Südens, incl. Frankreich, gewinnen - zu unseren Lasten und durch falsche Politik. Und dann kam auch noch der Schwarze Juni 2016 - mit Brexit und wichtigem Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts. Für Hans-Werner Sinn stellt dieser Monat mit seinen verheerenden Entscheidungen eine Zeitenwende dar. Nach einer profunden Analyse steht für ihn fest: Wir dürfen nicht mehr warten, sondern müssen jetzt handeln. Er legt daher ein kompaktes Programm zur Neugründung Europas vor, in dem er auch vor einschneidenden Vorschlägen nicht haltmacht, etwa der Änderungskündigung des Lissaboner EU-Vertrags mit sofortiger Wirkung. Nur so, davon ist Sinn überzeugt, ist vermeidbar, schon bald in die nächste Großkrise hineinzurutschen, die kaum mehr beherrschbar wäre. Nur auf diese Weise bewahren wir den Frieden in Europa und sichern unseren Wohlstand
Der Euro : von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 202 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. Hans-Werner Sinn, geboren 1948, ist seit 1984 Ordinarius in der volkswirtschaftlichen Fakultät der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Nach zahlreichen abgelehnten Rufen, u. a. auf ein Max-Planck-Institut, wurde er 1999 Präsident des ifo Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung in München und Leiter des CESifo-Forscher-Netzwerks, weltweit eines der grössten seiner Art. Er war Präsident des Weltverbandes der Finanzwissenschaftler (IIPF) und Vorsitzender des Vereins für Socialpolitik, des Verbandes der deutschsprachigen Ökonomen. Er hat viele Auszeichnungen und Preise erhalten und ist Autor zahlreicher Bücher und Fachartikel sowie ein gefragter Gesprächspartner in Medien und Politik. Bei Twitter: @HansWernerSinn
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 )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 193 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
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 191 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
Die Basar-Ökonomie : Deutschland: Exportweltmeister oder Schlusslicht? by Hans-Werner Sinn( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der deutschen Wirtschaft geht es immer mehr zu wie auf einem Basar: billig im Ausland produzierte Teile werden in Deutschland endmontiert, mit dem Schild "Made in Germany" beklebt und teuer verkauft. Das ist zwar gut für die Exportstatistik, aber schlecht für Deutschlands Arbeitsmarkt, Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Wirtschaftswachstum. Hans-Werner Sinn zeigt mit neuen Einsichten und Argumenten woran die deutsche Wirtschaft krankt. Er legt dar, was passieren muss, soll Deutschland nicht zum Verlierer der Globalisierung werden
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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 professor académico alemão

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

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