Dr. Steve 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 at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C, and a Distinguished Professor at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta, Indonesia.
He was a Member of the International Advisory Board of the National Bank of Kuwait, Chairman Emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, Inc., Principal at Chicago Partners, LLC in Chicago, and columnist at Forbes magazine.
Dr. Hanke was Senior Economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1981 to 1982 and served as an advisor to many countries, including Albania, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. He also played an important role in the design or implementation of currency reforms in Argentina, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Ecuador. In 1998, Dr. Hanke was named one of the twenty-five most influential people in the world by World Trade Magazine.