Steve H. Hanke is an American economist specializing in international economics, particularly monetary policy.
Raised in Iowa, he holds a doctoral degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Earlier in his teaching career, he taught economics at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of California, Berkeley. As of 2012[update], he is a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, where he had first worked in 1969.
In 1981 and '82, during the Reagan administration, he was a Senior Economist on the Council of Economic Advisors. In 1995 and '96 he served as an advisor to Domingo Cavallo, the Minister of Economy of Argentina. He has also held formal economic-advisory positions with Uruguay and four countries in eastern Europe, especially Bulgaria where the Lev is pegged successfully to the Euro through a Currency board. In 1997 he began writing his "Point Of View" columns for Forbes magazine. In 1998 he became special counselor to the Economic and Monetary Resilience Council of Indonesia, and continues in that role as of 2005[update].
As of 2005[update] he holds the following additional positions:
- The Montenegrin Marka (1999),
- The Revolution in Development Economics (1998),
- Currency Boards: The Financing of Stabilization (1997),
- Alternative Monetary Regimes for Jamaica (1996, .pdf),
- Currency Boards for Developing Countries (1994),
- Russian Currency and Finance (1993),
- Monetary reform for a free Estonia: A Currency board solution (1992),
- Currency Reform for a Market-oriented Cuba (1992),
- Capital Markets and development (1991),
- Monetary Reform and the Development of a yugoslav Market economy (1991),
- Privatization and development (1988),
- Toward Growth: A Blueprint for Economic rebirth in Israel, (1988).
- "Zimbabwe: Hyperinflation to Growth" (2008)
- Bio Page at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Applied Economics and the Study of Business Enterprise (Contains links to a full Publications List and CV)
- Cato Institute expert page
- Archive of columns at Forbes Magazine
- Article on Steve Hanke in Johns Hopkins Magazine, September 1999.
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