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05/19/2021 - 05/19/2021 | Leipzig

“Our Economy Post-Covid” — Hans-Werner Sinn Joins HHL Expert Talk

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management invites the public to a virtual conversation with Hans-Werner Sinn, perhaps Germany’s best-known economist, who served as President of the ifo Institute until 2016. The discussion will focus on the question of what politics could have done better in the pandemic from an economic perspective and what challenges society will face once the coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted.

HHL Professor Wilhelm Althammer of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Macroeconomics will ask Professor Sinn questions such as: “How great is the risk that we will see a return of inflation due to pent-up demand and an extremely expansionary monetary policy? How long should we expect zero interest rates? How should we deal with the increase in national debt and do we need new taxes?”

The virtual talk will take place on Wednesday, May 19, live from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. via Zoom. Participation is open to all interested parties.
The event will be held in German.

HHL Expert Talk – virtual series of discussions about events on the global market
In its virtual discussion series HHL Expert Talk, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management addresses current developments in society and business. In doing so, HHL serves up the latest and most important topics of its research and study programs to a broad audience. Interested parties far beyond the HHL student body can also benefit from the expertise of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and its invited guests. At the moment, the main topic of discussion is the pandemic crisis and its impact on society, the economy, sports and culture. The expert talks are frequently held in English as that is the on-campus language at the international university. For topics that have a more German focus, the expert interviews are conducted in German.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn
Hans-Werner Sinn (born 1948) was President of the ifo Institute from 1999 to 2016, chaired the Center for Economic Studies (CES) at LMU Munich as Director, and served as Managing Director of CESifo GmbH, a joint initiative of LMU and the ifo Institute. He has also been a visiting professor and conducted research at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, the London School of Economics, and the Universities of Bergen, Stanford, Princeton and Jerusalem.

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Althammer
Wilhelm Althammer has held the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Macroeconomics at HHL since 1996, where he teaches macroeconomics, competitiveness, international trade, environmental economics and research methods. Since 2017, he has served as a member of the Commission for Determining Concentration in the Media Sector, which is responsible for ensuring diversity of opinion in the private media.

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management recently received an award for its optimum promotion of startups from Stifterverband for the fifth time in a row. For years, it has been HHL's core mission to create excellent framework conditions for founders in Germany and, particularly, at a regional level. In addition to a broad range of courses in the fields of startups, innovation and entrepreneurship, HHL also offers a vast number of open formats to promote entrepreneurial spirit in the city and the region. Since the 1990s, more than 300 startups have been born out of HHL creating more than 40,000 jobs. The ranks of successful companies founded with the help of HHL graduates include About You, trivago, Delivery Hero, IONIQ Group, Spreadshirt, Mister Spex,, futalis, die kartenmacherei, ELSTERKIND as well as SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator.

HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services. The 2020 edition of the renowned Global Masters in Management Ranking awarded top places to the education offered at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management both in Europe and worldwide (2nd place in Germany, 23rd place globally). HHL was the first private German business school to be accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in 2004. The courses of study include a university-level, full and part-time Master in Management education in the form of M.Sc. and MBA programs, a doctoral program as well executive education courses.

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05/19/2021 18:30 - 05/19/2021 19:30

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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Jahnallee 59

Die Veranstaltung findet virtuell statt.
04109 Leipzig

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Business and commerce, all interested persons

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Economics / business administration, Law, Philosophy / ethics, Politics

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