Steve H. Hanke

Advisor, Sound Money Project
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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. He is also a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute, a Senior Advisor at the Renmin University of China’s International Monetary Research Institute, and a Special Counselor to the Center for Financial Stability. He served as a Member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers in Maryland in 1976-77, a Senior Economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1981-82, a Senior Advisor to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress in 1984-88. He 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.

Hanke earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado.

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