Thomas Rausch
Head of Project,
Bertelsmann Stiftung


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.

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The Best of GED - 2018
Catch up on the GED team's favourite blogposts from 2018

2018 has been another exiting year for the Global Economic Dynamics Project. With populism on the rise and growing protectionist tendencies being felt in many western nations, the GED team aimed to deliver to you the necessary facts and insights concerning all things trade and economics this year. Our studies, focus papers, blogposts and videos covered everything from large geopolitical events such as the election of Donald Trump - to less mainstream stories such as boosting intra-African trade. More ...