Patrick Bernau

Information in English

I am the online economics editor with the German national newspaper FAZ, heading the online economics and finance desk. Before this, I covered financial markets, IT business and economic research for F.A.Z.’s Sunday issue from 2006 until 2012. I graduated in economics  at University of Cologne and in business journalism at the Cologne School of Journalism in Politics and Business. You can contact me via eMail.

In addition, I am a member of the Board of Trustees at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research.

Occasionally, I publish blog posts in English in our economics Blog „Fazit„. You can find the most current ones here:

Digital Absolutism

2015-03-13 23:34:35 Read more... 0 comments

Can and should we put IT-monopolies under democratic control? Is it time for a new people’s revolution? We had a heated, funny and insightful discussion at the World Business Dialogue in Cologne in March.

Smart Connected Products

2014-11-19 23:29:37 Read more... 0 comments

To capture the opportunities of » smart connected products « represent, CEOs must assess their company’s strategy. This was a workshop to help them.

Markets, the Theory of the Firm, and Paul Krugman

2013-07-17 10:57:33 Read more... 0 comments

Is the existence of companies a problem for free-market believers? Paul Krugman says so. But why should it?

AEA Meeting: Inequality, Rating Agencies and Happiness: Interesting papers at the meeting

2013-01-03 14:45:00 Read more... 0 comments

Top Tax Rates should be 70-80 percent? CEOs pay their employees less if they have a child? And why are rating agencies so bad? There is a lot to be discussed at the AEA meeting. Patrick Bernau has selected his favorite papers.

Are markets efficient? Fund managers say: Yes.

2012-07-05 15:24:00 Read more... 0 comments

Fund management companies tend to employ their best people in inefficient markets – and these are not your everyday markets. Everyday markets seem to be too efficient.


All of my English posts.