Olav Dirkmaat is an economics instructor at the Business School of Francisco Marroquín University and VP of UFM Market Trends, one of the region’s leading business-cycle observatories. Before, he was VP at Nxchange and GoldRepublic. He is also a PhD candidate in Economics at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He has a Master in Austrian Economics from the same university, as well as a Master in Marketing from the VU University in Amsterdam. He is also the translator of Human Action by Ludwig von Mises into Dutch. Follow @OlavDirkmaat.