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Thorsten Polleit

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsO.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy

Thorsten Polleit is chief economist of the precious-metals firm Degussa and co-founder of the investment boutique Polleit & Riechert Investment Management LLP. He is honorary professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and associated scholar of the Mises Institute. He was awarded the 2012 O.P. Alford III Prize in Libertarian Scholarship. His website is

A Golden Opportunity for Switzerland

Mises DailyNovember 25, 2014
The Swiss are set to vote on a new initiative requiring the central bank to keep at least 20 percent of its assets in gold." How would such a measure be enacted and how would it affect Switzerland's economy?...

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Review of Institutions in Crisis: European Perspectives on the Recession, by David Howden, ed.

This volume brings together highly important and relevant essays from distinguished authors, all of which are firmly anchored in the tradition of the Austrian School of Economics.

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Fiat Money and Collective Corruption

In this article it will be argued that collective corruption - which is the logical result of government interventionism in the field of money production

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The High Price of Delaying the Default

Mises DailyFebruary 26, 2014
A central-bank induced boom cannot continue forever. The piper must be paid.

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90 Years Ago: The End of German Hyperinflation

Mises DailyNovember 15, 2013
One lesson learned should be that fiat paper money won’t work...

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