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Sinn, Hans-Werner

Works: 130 works in 412 publications in 4 languages and 11,407 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HC286.8, 330.9430879
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Most widely held works by Hans-Werner Sinn
Jumpstart : the economic unification of Germany by Gerlinde Sinn ( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,485 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 ( )
14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,464 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 ( )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,429 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
European monetary integration ( )
12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,188 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
Perspectives on the performance of the continental economies ( )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These chapters, written from widely varying perspectives demonstrates the shortcomings and strengths of some methods of econmoics as much as they do the shortcomings and strengths of some economies of Western continental Europe
The green paradox a supply-side approach to global warming by Hans-Werner Sinn ( )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 937 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 )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sinn traces many of his country's economic problems to an increasingly intractable conflict between Germany's welfare state and the forces of globalization. "Can Germany Be Saved?" (an updated English-language version of a German bestseller) asks the hard questions - about unions, welfare payments, tax rates, the aging population, and immigration - that all advanced economies need to ask. Its answers, and its call for a radical rethinking of the welfare state, should stir debate and discussion everywhere
Economic decisions under uncertainty by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and German and held by 444 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
Casino capitalism : how the financial crisis came about and what needs to be done now by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 428 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 )
31 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 424 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."--BOOK JACKET
Capital income taxation and resource allocation by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and Dutch and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The German state banks : global players in the international financial markets by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 177 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."--BOOK 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 )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kasino-Kapitalismus wie es zur Finanzkrise kam, und was jetzt zu tun ist by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and held by 166 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
Das grüne Paradoxon : Plädoyer für eine illusionsfreie Klimapolitik by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiskalföderalismus in Europa by Stefan Homburg ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Target-Falle : Gefahren für unser Geld und unsere Kinder by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Im Januar 2002 wurde der Euro mit großen Hoffnungen eingeführt - heute, nur zehn Jahre später, stehen wir vor einem Scherbenhaufen: Was als europäisches Friedensprojekt begann, hat zu Streit und Unfrieden geführt, der nur durch den tiefen Griff in das Sparkonto der Deutschen im Zaum gehalten wird. Die Länder des Südens haben über ihre Verhältnisse gelebt und hohe Außenschulden aufgebaut. Griechenland, Irland und Portugal sind eigentlich schon lange pleite. Doch die Notenbanken dieser Länder bedienen sich einfach der Notenpresse, um die Finanzprobleme der Wirtschaft zu lösen. Ungehemmt ziehen sie mit Billigung der EZB unsere Ersparnisse aus dem Kassenautomaten, den sie mit dem Beitritt zum Euro bei sich aufstellen durften. Um sie davon abzuhalten, bleibt uns nichts anderes übrig, als ihnen nun auch noch Geld über die offiziellen Rettungsschirme zuzuleiten. Deutschland sitzt in der Falle: Alle wollen unser Geld, aber wenn wir uns dagegen wehren, werden wir überstimmt und mit Nazi-Parolen beschimpft. Der bekannteste Ökonom Deutschlands lässt sich nicht den Mund verbieten und redet Klartext
Risk-taking, limited liability, and the bank crisis by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The volume includes theoretical articles on banks' liability restrictions, on the possible causes of the banking crisis and economic-policy recommendations on banking regulation by Hans-Werner Sinn in the past three decades."--Publisher's website
Ökonomische Entscheidungen bei Ungewissheit by Hans-Werner Sinn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Démarrage à froid : une analyse des aspects économiques de l'unification allemande by Gerlinde Sinn ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Sinn, H.-W.
Sinn, H.-W. 1948-
Sinn, Hans W.
Sinn, Hans Werner.
Sinn, Hans Werner 1948-
English (190)
German (35)
French (4)
Dutch (1)