Patrick Bernau

Information in English

I am a senior business and finance editor with the German national newspaper FAZ, heading the online economics and finance desk for the Sunday paper. Before this, I was the head of the online business and finance desk from 2012 until 2018. And 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. My doctoral dissertation consisted of experiments about economic behaviour. 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 and at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.

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

Interview with Google-CEO: Do we have to be afraid of Google, Mr. Pichai?

2019-01-27 08:11:37 Read more... 0 comments

Google-CEO Sundar Pichai talks about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence, the chances of minimizing data and the beauty of his simple life in India.

Europe needs entrepreneurs - but where to get them?

2019-01-17 22:27:04 Read more... 0 comments

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?

All of my English posts.