Olaf Storbeck is Frankfurt Correspondent for the Financial Times. He is former Germany Columnist with Reuters Breakingviews and the former International Economics Correspondent for Handelsblatt, Germany’s business daily. He is part of the Financial Times team that won the 2020 Impact Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism of the New York Financial Writers’ Association for their Wirecard coverage.
In 2012, he received the Friedwart Bruckhaus award of Germany’s Hanns Martin Schleyer foundation. 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 2009, Olaf published "The Centennial Crisis – On Financial Alchemy, the Failure of the Central Banks and John Maynard Keynes", a book explaining the causes and consequences of the financial crisis.
From 1995-2000 Olaf studied Economics at the University of Cologne and Journalism at the Cologne School of Journalism.