Norbert Häring

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Norbert Häring
Born 1963 (age 54–55)
Nationality German
Field Economics
Alma mater University of Saarbrücken
also spelled: Norbert Haering

Norbert Häring is an economist and business journalist. Since 2002 he has reported on finance and economics for the German business newspaper Handelsblatt.[1]


He is the author (with Olaf Storbeck) of the book Ökonomie 2.0 which was a bestseller in Germany and won the 2007 GetAbstract International Book Award for best business book.[2] It was published in English as Economics 2.0 and also translated into Chinese, Korean, Italian and Japanese.[3] His book Markt ind Macht was published in English as Economists and the Powerful (with Niall Douglas) by Anthem Press in 2012.[4] In a review for CounterPunch, economist Michael Hudson wrote that the authors "provide a wealth of references tracing how economics was turned into a propaganda exercise for financiers, landlords, monopolists, insiders, fraudsters and other rent-seeking predators."[5]

Häring serves as non-voting chairman for the Shadow ECB Council, a group of 15 economists drawn from banks, academia, and other institutions founded in 2002 to discuss monetary policy and make recommendations to the European Central Bank.[1] He is a co-founder and co-director of the World Economics Association and co-editor of the journal World Economic Review, both of which aim to promote a pluralistic approach to economic research.[6]

In 2014 he was awarded the Keynes Prize for Economic Writing for his contributions to Handelsblatt.[7]

Books in English[edit]

  • (co-author with Niall Douglas) Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards (Anthem Press, 2012) ISBN 978-0857284594
  • (co-author with Olaf Storbeck) Economics 2.0: What the Best Minds in Economics Can Teach You About Business and Life (St. Martin's Press, 2008) ISBN 978-0230612433

Books in German[edit]

  • Die Abschaffung des Bargelds und die Folgen: Der Weg in die totale Kontrolle (Bastei Lübbe, 2016) ISBN 978-3869950884
  • So funktioniert die Wirtschaft (Haufe Lexware, 2012) ISBN 978-3648025529
  • Markt und Macht: Was Sie schon immer über die Wirtschaft wissen wollten, aber bisher nicht erfahren sollten (Schäffer-Poeschel, 2010) ISBN 978-3791029863
  • (co-author with Olaf Storbeck) Ökonomie 2.0: 99 überraschende Erkenntnisse (Schäffer-Poeschel, 2007) ISBN 978-3791026350


  1. ^ a b "CV". Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "'Ökonomie 2.0' für Buchpreis nominiert" ['Economics 2.0' Nominated for Book Prize] (in German). 26 July 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Economics 2.0". Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Economists and the Powerful". Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Hudson, Michael (10 December 2012). "Reality Economics". CounterPunch. 
  6. ^ Storbeck, Olaf (26 May 2011). "Angriff auf das Establishment" [Attack on the Establishment]. Handelsblatt (in German). Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Preise der Keynes-Gesellschaft" [Keynes Society Prize] (in German). Retrieved 21 October 2016.