Waterloo, Ontario - March 20, 2009 - Hans-Werner Sinn, acclaimed German economist and President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, will give a talk on the global financial crisis at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on April 1, as part of CIGI's Signature Lecture Series.

Dr. Sinn has published numerous studies on the theory of economic cycles, environmental economics and foreign trade issues. As one of Germany's most renowned economists, Dr. Sinn frequently appears on TV and radio and is widely published in English and German. His book Ist Deutschland noch zu retten? ( Can Germany be Saved?) stimulated policy discussion and influenced Agenda 2010 reforms in Germany. The book is one of the most popular public policy monographs in recent history.

In light of recent upset over bailout packages and top executive pay, Dr. Sinn writes in a recent Financial Times article, "No other country limits manager salaries in the way Germany has decided to do. In the UK the government sought to curb bonuses for 2008, not executive salaries. Many countries have announced plans to promote rewards for managers linked to long-term success, but this has nothing to do with salary limits."


The Financial Crisis


Wednesday, April 1, 2009


7:00 - 9:00 pm, lecture followed by a Q&A session



The Centre for International Governance Innovation

57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario


Neve Peric

Media Relations Director, CIGI

Phone: 519.885.2444, ext. 390 or [email protected]

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