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Thomas Fricke

Columnist, Financial Times Deutschland

Thomas Fricke has been with the Financial Times Deutschland since the start in 1999. He writes a weekly column on the business cycle, economic policy and international economic issues.

Since November 2002, he has been Chief Economist responsible for the Economics Page and Comments of the FTD. In January 2007, he launched the blog "WirtschaftsWunder."

Mr. Fricke started his carreer as a journalist at the Berlin-based Tagesspiegel. Previously, he was economics correspondent at the weekly magazine Wirtschaftswoche in Düsseldorf and wrote a monthly column at Manager Magazin in Hamburg.

He studied Economics and Politics in Aachen, Germany, and Paris, where he got a diploma at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and at the Université Paris I – Sorbonne. Afterwards, he worked as a researcher at the Economics Institute OFCE in Paris.

Articles by Thomas Fricke

France’s Economy is Doing All Right, Thanks

Does France really stand to gain much from emulating the German economy?

May 15, 2012

Toward a Return to the Post-World War II Financial World

Does the U.S. and British post-World War II financial model provide a way out of Greece's fiscal crisis?

July 1, 2011

China as an Economic Savior

Why are Europe's export industries happy about rising prices and domestic demand in China?

June 2, 2011

How Germany Can Really Show Its Economic Strength

Could rising imports be the most responsible way for Germany to act during the economic crisis?

November 17, 2010