Colorado Alpha (University of Colorado) Phi Steve H. Hanke is a Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise. He is also a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. In addition, he is a columnist at Forbes Magazine, a well-known currency reformer, and a currency and commodity trader.
Prof. Hanke served on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, has been an adviser to five foreign heads of state and five foreign cabinet ministers, and held a cabinet-level rank in both Lithuania and Montenegro. He has been awarded six honorary doctorate degrees, and is an Honorary Professor at the three foreign universities. He was President of Toronto Trust Argentina in Buenos Aires in 1995, when it was the world’s best-performing mutual fund. In 1998, he was named one of the twenty-five most influential people in the world by World Trade Magazine.