Andreas Kern
Bertelsmann Stiftung


Andreas Kern joined the Bertelsmann Stiftung as an intern for the Global Economic Dynamics Team in August 2017. His research focuses on the historical dimensions of economic developments, on the challenges of populism and protectionism for global trade as well as on the emergence of new economic trends due to digitalization.

Andreas accomplished a master’s degree in History at the University of Frankfurt and is currently gaining his doctorate in Ancient History. During his studies, he worked as a student assistant for the Foundation of German Business (SDW), completed an internship at the European Parliament and has been founder and CEO of a social enterprise focusing on the needs of highly gifted children.

Published Posts byAndreas Kern
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Shades of 2008 - Unprecedented Levels of China's Debt Threaten the Entire Global Economy
Scaling China's Great Wall of Debt Will Require More than Smoke and Mirrors

The figures of the Chinese debts are subject to ongoing discussion among economists. Will the enormous rise in Chinese corporate and private debt lead to another global financial crisis or will it be managed by the Chinese government? If China’s debt management fails, the macroeconomic effects are expected to overshadow the catastrophic effects of the 2008 financial and economic crises by large. More ...