Markus joined the Global Economic Dynamics (GED) team in November 2019. He studied Public Policy at the University of Münster, with a major focus on economics and a minor focus on law and politics. During his master, he has been for one semester at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics and for a summer school at the University of Twente. More ...
Head of Project,
Thomas Rausch is heading the GED project. He takes charge of coordinating the project activities and currently focuses on devising a proposal for the next project stage.
Before joining the GED team in mid-2018, Thomas headed Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Office of the Executive and Supervisory Boards and worked as Advisor to Bertelsmann Stiftung’s CEO Aart De Geus. Until 2014, he acted as Project Manager Future Economic Dialogue. In this capacity, he coordinated Bertelsmann Stiftung’s contributions to the Global Economic Symposium. Prior to joining Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2012, he worked as a Program Officer for Transatlantic Relations at a private institute for civic education in Hamburg.
Thomas studied political science, economics and law at the Universities of Tübingen and Denver. His 2008 magister/master thesis “The West Is Not Enough” focused on G8 outreach activities toward emerging economies.