Olaf Storbeck, born 1974, is the International Economics Correspondent with Handelsblatt, Germany’s business and financial daily. He also runs the influential English weblog “Economics Intelligence”. Based in London, he writes about current economic research.
Olaf has written two books on current economic research. In 2007 the German edition of “Economics 2.0 - What the best minds in Economics can teach you about Business and Life” (jointly with Norbert Häring) was considered the best German business book of the year by getAbstract.
In September 2009 Olaf published “Die Jahrhundertkrise - Über Finanzalchemiste, das Versagen der Notenbanken und John Maynard Keynes” , a book explaining the causes and consequences of the financial crisis (“The Centennial Crisis - On Financial Alchemy, the Failure of the Central Banks and John Maynard Keynes”).
From 1995 to 2000 Olaf studied Economics at the University of Cologne and Journalism at the Cologne School of Journalism. He joined Handelsblatt in 2001, where he started as a reporter for e-business. After the internet bubble burst he wrote about the business cycle and the labour market. In 2005 he devised a new section on current economic research for Handelsblatt. Olaf also is responsible for the highly influential ranking of German-speaking economists, which is being published in Handelsblatt since 2006.