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:

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.