Norbert Häring is correspondent for “Handelsblatt,” the leading German business newspaper, co-founder of the World Economics Association and an editor of the “World Economics Journal”. He gained his MA and PhD in economics from the University of Saarland. He has worked as an economic analyst and a speech writer for Commerzbank and as a financial journalist for business newspapers “Boersen-Zeitung” and “Financial Times Deutschland.” His book “Ökonomie 2.0”, (with Olaf Storbeck) was listed by getAbstract as “Economics Book of the Year 2007” and translated into five languages. He is also author (with Niall Douglas) of “Economics and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards” and of the heterodox textbook for laypeople, “So funktioniert die Wirtschaft”, to be published in English by Anthem.
In 2002, he brought together 18 eminent European economists from financial institutions, universities and research institutes to form the Shadow ECB Council. Since then, the group, has convened by conference calls or physical meetings more than 100 times to discuss issues of European monetary policy, providing the public with a comprehensive account of the Pros and Cons of the European Central Bank’s policy alternatives.
He lives in Frankfurt am Main with his family, likes to play volleyball and is a regular at backgammon tournaments in the region.