The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief


September 15, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Hans-Werner Sinn (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Event Summary

Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo Institute for Economic Research, discussed his new book, The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on September 15, 2014. The 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.

In addition to his work at Ifo—one of the leading economic research institutions in Europe—Sinn is also the director of the Center for Economic Studies, University of Munich; professor, University of Munich, and chair for economics and public finance; and CEO of CESifo Inc. He contributes regularly to scholarly publications including Economic Policy, Finanzarchiv, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Economic Literature, and has also written a number of bestsellers in Germany and Europe on economic issues. Sinn completed his PhD in political science and received Habilitation and venia legendi in economics from University of Mannheim.

Event Materials

Book: The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Belief
Hans-Werner Sinn
July 2014

Prepared remarks [pdf]