Chief economist meets … Thomas Straubhaar!

June 19, 2012
Mercator Project Centre Berlin, Germany

A public debate on new economic thinking

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This is the start of a series of interviews with Thomas Fricke and german economists regarding new economic thinking, initiated by the Global Climate Forum (GCF) and the Financial Times Deutschland (FTD).

Recently, Thomas Straubhaar, Director of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, has expressed massive criticism of an economic orthodoxy that he himself represented for a long time. He did so in an interview with Thomas Fricke, chief economist of the Financial Times Deutschland, which generated a controversial discussion.

Germany and Europe: Towards a New Growth Path?

June 19, 2012
Mercator Project Centre Berlin, Germany

“German leaders will have to choose between a shipwreck and a change in course. I do not know which Germany will choose. I do not know whether its leaders know. But on that choice hangs the fate of Europe.“

This is how Martin Wolf of the Financial Times describes the drama unfolding in Europe – a drama that has gained a new twist with France electing president Hollande. Read more