Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

By Bloomberg Markets - 2012-09-05T07:58:26Z

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Hans-Werner Sinn

President, IFO Institute

Austerity proponent Hans-Werner Sinn, an economist at Germany's Ifo Institute, can rally German voters enough to influence Chancellor Angela Merkel. He also has the attention of the citizenry as he insists on tough terms for fiscal miscreants such as Greece.