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Thorsten Polleit

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Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily Article

AwardsO.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy

Dr. Thorsten Polleit, Chief Economist of Degussa and macro-economic advisor to the P&R REAL VALUE fund. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Bayreuth.

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Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


Negative interest rates have proven to be unpopular with the public. But the central banks have other strategies up their sleeves.

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Why Brexit Is Better for Britain

Global EconomyWorld HistoryInterventionism


The EU is a case par excellence illustrating the failure of economic interventionism. Britain would be wise to leave it behind.

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The Euro Zone Embraces "Helicopter Money"

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


Europe may turn to "helicopter money" as an easy solution. The problem of deciding who gets the money isn't quite so simple.

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Cash Banned, Freedom Gone

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/05/2016Mises Wire
Europe continues to move toward banning physical cash. But, in spite of government claims, it's not about fighting crime. It's about economic control.
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How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

New technologies, such as the blockchain technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin , may in the future facilitate the convenient use of precious metals as money once again, writes Thorsten Polleit .
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