Germany and China Have Savings Gluts, the USA Is a Sump: So What?
An alternative look at the “global savings glut”
Corona Crisis and Eurobonds
May 26, 2020
The Calamity of Germany’s Distorted Perception of Italy
The American Behind the Deutsche Mark
Jun 20, 2018
70 years ago today, Edward A. Tenenbaum helped pull off an astounding feat—successfully reforming Germany’s currency after World War II
The Big Questions Are Back
Nov 3, 2017
How Germany, the EU and the economics field itself suffer from myopia—and what we can do about it
What Kind of Brexit, What Kind of European Union?
Feb 9, 2017 | 04:00—05:30
A discussion on Brexit with Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics.
Brunnermeier: Europe’s Future Will Be Settled By a Battle of Ideas
Jan 25, 2017
A conflict which revolves around key economic policy differences on questions such as rules vs. discretion, solidarity vs. liability, liquidity vs. solvency and austerity vs. stimulus.
German Worries: Fear Fosters Crisis
Jul 20, 2016
Inflation, the euro crisis – for years there has been one worry hype after another. Yet fear frequently turns out to be wrong. We need a committee of wise men in charge of dealing with the real risks.
A New Economic Paradigm to Fight Populism
Jun 15, 2016
Globalisation was once considered a doctrine of salvation - but it has produced too many losers and created a breeding ground for heralds of simplistic truths. It is high time for a new doctrine.
German Wage Moderation and the Eurozone Crisis: A Critical Analysis
Jan 8, 2016
It is high time to look more closely at the labor cost competitiveness myth.
Joseph Stiglitz: “Deep-seatedly wrong” economic thinking is killing Greece
Aug 19, 2015
The latest austerity deal is terrible for Greece and Europe.
Sinn Advises Greece to Reinstate the Drachma
Jul 6, 2015
It is time for Greece to make a daring leap and adopt its own currency, says Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn. “The drachma should be introduced immediately as a virtual currency,” Sinn said in Munich.
Greece and the Eurozone
Apr 14, 2015
Yanis Varoufakis and Joseph Stiglitz discuss Greece’s financial challenges and the associated Eurozone politics in this exclusive conversation.
The Birth of the Deutschmark: A social and financial history of German Currency Reform, 1945-1951
This research project provides a better understanding of the processes that accompanied the reforms of the Austrian schilling in 1947 and the birth of the deutschmark in 1948 by merging archival sources with financial data from banks and markets and comparing the two reforms.
2013, 2014, 2015
Innovation Systems: Positive and Normative Perspectives
This research project explores the causes and consequences of the way countries innovate and the economic foundations for the government’s direct involvement in conducting innovation.
German Court decision: Legal authority and deep power implications
Feb 26, 2014
Who wields supreme power over the ECB? This column analyses the recent ruling by the German Constitutional Court that the ECB cannot act as lender of last resort. Although seemingly couched by the referral of this decision to the European Court of Justice, this is a bid for power and the return to the pre-crisis paradigm of ‘ultra posse nemo obligatur’.