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A Cloud of Uncertainty
Michael Hüther at the American Council on Germany Video 30. April 2021

A Cloud of Uncertainty

Despite great approval in parliament, the Federal Constitutional Court stopped the 750 billion Euro EU Corona Reconstruction Fund for the time being due to a constitutional complaint. In a video interview for ACGUSA, IW Director Michael Hüther discusses the consequences of this decision with economist Monika Schnitzer from the University of Munich.

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Michael Hüther, Director of the German Economic Institute
Michael Hüther at Markets Germany Interview 9. October 2020

Economic Outlook

What Germany's response to the corona crisis is and which direction the economy will take is answered by Michael Hüther, director of the German Economic Institute, in an interview with Markets Germany.

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The Independence of the Central Bank at Risk
Peter Bofinger/ Martin Hellwig / Michael Hüther / Monika Schnitzer / Moritz Schularick / Guntram Wolff in Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung Contribution 29. May 2020

The Independence of the Central Bank at Risk

The ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) on 5th May on the monetary policy of the ECB not only affects Germany's relationship with the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) but also the constitution of monetary policy, leading economists, including IW Director Michael Hüther, write in a joint guest article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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The economic impacts
Hubertus Bardt in a podcast of CEDA Audio 13. May 2020

Germany's response to COVID19: The economic impacts

What are the economic consequences of the Corona crisis and how does the opening of the country in Germany go compared to the Australian plans? IW Managing Director Hubertus Bardt talks about this in a podcast with CEDA – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

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Is Reopening Economies a Risky Move?
Hubertus Bardt on Al Jazeera News Video 21. April 2020

Is Reopening Economies a Risky Move?

For many, the prospect the world may be returning to normal is a relief. But health experts say relaxing too much, too soon, could trigger a second wave of infections. So what are the risks? And can such a move soften the financial impact of the pandemic?

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Europe must Demonstrate Financial Solidarity
Michael Hüther, Peter Bofinger, Sebastian Dullien, Gabriel Felbermayr, Moritz Schularick, Jens Südekum, Christoph Trebesch in NewStatesman Contribution 30. March 2020

Europe must demonstrate financial solidarity

Seven leading German economists call for €1 trillion of European crisis bonds. As the coronavirus sweeps Europe and societies go into lockdown, the economies of the Eurozone are now confronted with simultaneous supply and demand shocks. As people stay at home, factories are producing less and consumers are buying less.

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Finding Europe’s Way in the World
Sigmar Gabriel / Michael Hüther in Project Syndicate Contribution 22. January 2020

Finding Europe’s Way in the World

For historical reasons, Europe has long resided in the strategic shadow of the United States, which itself has underwritten decades of globalization and rapidly expanding prosperity. But the global balance of power is rapidly shifting, leaving Europe increasingly exposed.

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IW-Direktor Michael Hüther
Michael Hüther Audio 20. November 2019

Exhausted Globalization

Ilaria Maselli, senior economist for Europe at The Conference Board, talks with Michael Hüther about his latest book „Exhausted Globalization”: Between the Transatlantic Orientation and the Chinese Way". The book is a thorough reflection about the downturn globalization is going through. It investigates the reasons why globalization is losing energy and appeal, and sketches possible ways to make it more inclusive.

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The German debt brake needs a reform
Michael Hüther und Jens Südekum auf VOX Contribution 7. May 2019

The German debt brake needs a reform

Borne by a broad political majority, the debt brake was introduced into the German constitution in 2009. At that time Germany was under the acute shock of the financial crisis. The massive stimulus packages needed to support the economy had pushed the debt ratio up from 63% to 81% of GDP in just a few years. The purpose of the debt brake was to reverse this trend.

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IW-Direktor Michael Hüther
Michael Hüther in The Zeitgeist Audio 8. March 2019

Competing Visions for a New Era of Globalization

In this episode of The Zeitgeist, Michael Hüther, Director of the German Economic Institute, joined AICGS President Jeff Rathke and Senior Fellow Peter Rashish to talk about what Hüther calls the end of the second era of globalization and the challenges of shaping the third era of globalization, creating a European and an international framework that is politically sustainable and economically effective.

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