World Economics Association

Norbert Häring is co-founder and co-director of the  World Economics Association (WEA), which was launched on May 16, 2011. Already over 12,000 economists and related scholars have joined. This phenomenal success has come about because the WEA fills a huge gap in the international community of economists – the absence of a professional organization which is truly international and pluralist.

The organization publishes three online-based academic jounrals. The World Economic Review and  Economic Thought have open peer-review. The  Real World Economics Reviewis a policy oriented journal with a worldwide readership of over 20,000.

National Chaptern provide members in individual countries to network and to develop their own initiatives.

The WEA also organizes  Online-Konferenzen.

Membership is not dependent on paying a membership-fee. However, WEA encourages members who can afford it to commit to paying a voluntary memberhip-fee.

The World Economics Association (WEA) seeks to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economic thought. Its key qualities are worldwide membership and governance, and inclusiveness with respect to: (a) the variety of theoretical perspectives; (b) the range of human activities and issues which fall within the broad domain of economics; and (c) the study of the world’s diverse economies.



Norbert Häring has been working for Handelsblatt in various positions since 2002. However, this is a private website. What is written here should not be read as the opinion of Handelsblatt.

Handelsblatt is Germany’s leading business newspaper based in Düsseldorf with a circulation of around 140,000 and read by about 500.000 people daily (according to AWA). It is published daily Monday through Friday, by the Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, a subsidiary of Dieter von Holtzbrinck Medien GmbH. Editors in Chief are Sven Afhüppe and Hans-Jürgen Jakobs.

Norbert Häring works in the Frankfurt office. From February 2002 until July 2014 he had an (almost) daily column in which he explained economic issues and interests in everyman’s language and often politically incorrect. He is currently responsible for the weekly page of Handelsblatt on economic research.

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