Uwe Jean Heuser studied Economics at the Universities of Bonn and Berkeley, CA. He got his Doctorate at the University of Cologne and his Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard. Early on, he worked as an analyst and publicist for McKinsey. He got his first journalistic experience from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung before starting as an Economic Editor with Die ZEIT, the German weekly based in Hamburg. He covered the "digital revolution" in the nineties before starting a reporter group called "Reform Workshop" which looked for reform ideas all over the planet. Since 2001 he is the Chief Economic and Business Editor of Die ZEIT.
His book publications extend from the 1995 "The fragmented society" about life in the digital age to "Humanomics" in 2008, an award-winning volume about behavioral economics. Uwe Jean Heuser taught both at New York University and St. Gallen University in Switzerland. He currently gives lectures at Leuphana University in Northern Germany.
His memberships extend from the Tönissteiner Kreis and the Harvard Club to the Rotary club, his honors from the Quandt price for journalism to the Dietrich-Oppenheim-Medienpreis for journalism. He has taked part in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos for 15 years.