Hans-werner Sinn

For Hans-werner Sinn's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

EU welfare states under siege

Commentary / World Jan 31, 2016

EU welfare states under siege

If freedom of movement within Europe is to be maintained — and if high inflows of non-EU citizens continue — European welfare states face a stark choice: adjust or collapse.

EU’s easy-money endgame

Commentary / World Mar 31, 2015

EU’s easy-money endgame

The euro has brought a balance-of-payments crisis to Europe, just as the gold standard did in the 1920s. Only one difference exists between the two episodes: In today's crisis, huge international rescue packages have been available. These rescue packages have relieved the eurozone's financial distress, ...