Steve H. Hanke

Steve H. Hanke
professor The Johns Hopkins University

Steve H. Hanke is a Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., a Senior Advisor at the Renmin University of China’s International Monetary Research Institute in Beijing, a Special Counselor to the Center for Financial Stability in New York, a contributing editor at Central Banking in London, and a contributor at Forbes. Prof. Hanke is also a member of the Charter Council of the Society of Economic Measurement and of Euromoney Country Risk’s Experts Panel.

In the past, Prof. Hanke taught economics at the Colorado School of Mines and at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as a Member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers in Maryland in 1976-77, as a Senior Economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1981-82, and as a Senior Advisor to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress in 1984-88. Prof. Hanke served as a State Counselor to both the Republic of Lithuania in 1994-96 and the Republic of Montenegro in 1999-2003. He was also an Advisor to the Presidents of Bulgaria in 1997-2002, Venezuela in 1995-96, and Indonesia in 1998. He played an important role in establishing new currency regimes in Argentina, Estonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ecuador, Lithuania, and Montenegro. Prof. Hanke has also held senior appointments in the governments of many other countries, including Albania, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, and Yugoslavia.

Prof. Hanke has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Universität Liechtenstein, the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the Free University of Tbilisi, Istanbul Kültür University, and Varna Free University in recognition of his scholarship on exchange-rate regimes. He is a Distinguished Associate of the International Atlantic Economic Society, a Distinguished Professor at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta, Indonesia, a Professor Asociado (the highest honor awarded to international experts of acknowledged competence) at the Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador, a Profesor Visitante at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (the UPC’s highest academic honor), and the ECAEF Gottfried von Haberler Professor at the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation in Liechtenstein. In 1998, he was named one of the twenty-five most influential people in the world by World Trade Magazine.

Prof. Hanke is a well-known currency and commodity trader. Currently, he serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. in Amsterdam and Chairman Emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, Inc. in Toronto. During the 1990s, he served as President of Toronto Trust Argentina in Buenos Aires, the world’s best-performing emerging market mutual fund in 1995.

Prof. Hanke’s most recent books are Zimbabwe: Hyperinflation to Growth (2008) and A Blueprint for a Safe, Sound Georgian Lari(2010), Juntas Monetarias para Paises en Desarollo (2015), and Currency Boards for Developing Countries: A Handbook (2015).

Prof. Hanke and his wife, Liliane, reside in Baltimore and Paris.

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Abrams, David - Abrams Capital, LLC
Ackman, William A. - Pershing Square Capital
Adams, John - Emeritus Professor of Geography, University College London
Aitken, James - Aitken Advisors, LLP
Akre, Chuck - Akre Capital Management
Alexander, Seth - MIT Investment Management Company
Anderson, Keith - Anderson Global Macro, LLC, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Arnott, Rob - Research Affiliates, Chairman
Aronson, Theodore - Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz
Aronstein, Michael C. - Preservation Group, LLC
Asness, Ph.D., Clifford S. - AQR Capital Management, LLC, Managing and Founding Principal
Avery, Dennis T. - Author
Ayer, James - Tiedemann/Ayer

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Banerji, Anirvan - Economic Cycle Research Institute
Bass, Kyle - Hayman Capital Management, Managing Member
Battleson, Wendy - Art Strategy Partners
Beach, Bryan - Stansberry Research
Ben-Ur, David - Corbin Capital Partners
Berg, Gilchrist - Water Street Capital
Bernstein, William - Efficient Frontier Advisors
Bessent, Scott - Key Square Group
Bianco, James - Bianco Research, LLC
Bobrow, Barry - Wachovia Corp.
Bogle, John C - The Vanguard Group, Inc.
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Bronstein, Keith - TradeLink, LLC
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Chu, Charlene - Autonomous Research
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Dizard, John - The Financial Times
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Farrell, Bob - former head of research at Merrill Lynch
Feldman, Robert C. - Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Ferrari, Ph.D., Leonard A. - Naval Posgraduate School
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Fisher, Peter R. - Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Flatt, Bruce - Brookfield Asset Management
Fleckenstein, William - Fleckenstein Capital, Inc.
Flowers, J. Christopher - J.C. Flowers & Co.
Frey, Felix - Options Consulting Group, LLC
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Friend, Robert - Recon Capital, LLC
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Goldstone, Larry - Thornburg Mortgage
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Hanke, Steve H. - professor The Johns Hopkins University
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Hartnett, Michael - BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
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Hendry, Hugh - Eclectica Asset Management, CIO and Founder
Hess, Lisa W. - SkyTop Capital Management
Hill, Karl - Country Bank Co.
Hill, Charles L. - Thomson Financial
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Hyman, Ed - Evercore ISI

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Katz, Michael - Glenrock Global Partners
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Knapp, Robert - Ironsides Partners
Kovner, Bruce - Caxton Alternative Management

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Landis, Kevin - Firsthand Capital Management
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Lassonde, Pierre - Franco-Nevada Corp., Chairman
Lawler, M.D., Ph.D., Joseph - Merus Capital Partners
Leder, Michelle - Footnoted.com
Lehrman, Lewis E. - L.E. Lehrman & Co.
Leibowitz, Martin - Morgan Stanley, Managing Director
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Levenson, Carol - Gimme Credit Publications
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Lipton, Martin - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Litinsky, James H. - JHL Capital Group LLC
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Lukacs, John - Author
Lusman, Joel - Lusman Capital Management

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Marks, CFA, Howard S. - Oaktree Capital Management, LP, Co-Chairman
Martin, R. Brad - RBM Venture Company
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McKenna, Francine - MarketWatch
McQuarrie, Edward - Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University
Mikhailovich, Simon A. - Tocqueville Bullion Reserve
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Pan, Vivian - Hamlin Capital Management
Partnoy, Frank - University of San Diego
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Peabody, Charles - Ventana Capital
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Porter, Alex - Porter Felleman, Inc.
Price, Michael - MFP Investors

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Rocha, Bruno - Dynamo Capital, LP
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Rollert, Jeffery - ALM Advisors
Rosenberg, David - Gluskin Sheff + Associates
Rosenberg, Joe - Loews Corporation, Chief Investment Strategist
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Schwarzman, Stephen A. - Blackstone Group, Chairman and CEO
Senor, Dan - Elliott Management
Sherman, David - Cohanzick Management
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Simon, Jr., William E. - William E. Simon & Sons
Singer, Paul E. - Elliott Management Corp.
Smith, Randy - Alden Global Capital
Souza, Cristiano - Dynamo Capital, LP
Sprayregan, James - Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Stahl, Murray - Horizon Asset Management, Inc.
Stephens, Bret - The Wall Street Journal
Stevenson-Yang, Anne - J Capital Research
Stinchcombe, Kai - True Link Financial
Stockman, David A. - Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 1981-85
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Suria, Ravi - Duquesne Capital Mangement
Sussman, Donald - Paloma Partners
Swensen, David - CIO, Yale University
Sylla, Richard - Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Stern School of Business

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Thiel, Peter - Clarium Capital
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Thorn, Jon - India Capital Management
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Trennert, Jason DeSena - Strategas Research Partners, LLC

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Volent, Paula - Bowdoin College

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Wadhwaney, Amit - Third Avenue Management
Walsh, Timothy M. - Division of Investments, State of New Jersey, Director
Walter, Carl E. - Author
Warsh, Kevin - Hoover Institution
Weinstein, Boaz - Saba Capital Management
Weiss, Adam - Scout Capital
Werner, Mark - Pierpont Securities, LLC
Whitman, Martin J. - Third Avenue Management
Whitney, Meredith - Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, LLC
Wien, Byron - The Blackstone Group
Winters, David - Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC
Wolf, Martin - Financial Times
Wright, Logan - Rhodium Group

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Xiaosheng, Chen - SYWG Research & Consulting, Co.

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Yoo, Simon - Green Visor Capital Management Company, LLC
Yusko, Mark W. - Morgan Creek Capital Management, CEO and Chief Investment Officer

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Zell, Sam - Equity Group Investments
Zelman, Ivy - Zelman & Associates
Zervos, David - Jefferies & Company

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