Steve Hanke

Steve Hanke

Steve Hanke is professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington

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Macroscope | Regime uncertainty posing problem to US economy

Shortly after the Great Recession started, I wrote a column in December 2008 titled "A Great Depression?"

Shortly after the Great Recession started, I wrote a column in December 2008 titled "A Great Depression?"

30 Sep 2014 - 5:58AM
The View | Measuring the global misery index

Misery in macroeconomic terms is measured simply by the sum of a country's unemployment, inflation and bank lending rates, minus the percentage change in real gross domestic product per capita.

Misery in macroeconomic terms is measured simply by the sum of a country's unemployment, inflation and bank lending rates, minus the percentage change in real gross domestic product per capita.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:29AM
Macroscope | Time for GDP to GO as key economic growth measure

In late April this year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the United States Department of Commerce announced that it would start reporting a new data series as part of the country's national income accounts.

In late April this year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the United States Department of Commerce announced that it would start reporting a new data series as part of the country's national income accounts.

1 Jul 2014 - 7:03AM
30 Jun 2014 - 7:27PM
Why US interest rates aren't going higher any time soon

Financial markets have been primed for about a year now to expect higher US interest rates. They haven't arrived yet and probably won't until well into 2016.

Financial markets have been primed for about a year now to expect higher US interest rates. They haven't arrived yet and probably won't until well into 2016.

30 May 2016 - 2:05PM
World misery index puts Venezuela at the top but it is actually worse

The recession grinds on, and as it does, politicians of all stripes are asking: "Just how miserable are our citizens?"

The recession grinds on, and as it does, politicians of all stripes are asking: "Just how miserable are our citizens?"

6 May 2014 - 12:42AM
1 Apr 2014 - 3:21AM
How the US dollar destabilises the world

Karl Schiller, West Germany's economics minister between 1966 and 1972, pithily pronounced that "stability is not everything, but without stability, everything is nothing".

Karl Schiller, West Germany's economics minister between 1966 and 1972, pithily pronounced that "stability is not everything, but without stability, everything is nothing".

4 Mar 2014 - 7:08AM
Economists launch blitzkrieg

The economic talking-head establishment has declared war on Germany.

The economic talking-head establishment has declared war on Germany.

12 Dec 2013 - 4:48PM
Rankings that rankle

The World Bank has been producing its annual "Doing Business" report since 2004 and its 2014 edition ranking Hong Kong second out of 189 economies surveyed, in contrast to mainland China's score of 96, hardly seems controversial.

The World Bank has been producing its annual "Doing Business" report since 2004 and its 2014 edition ranking Hong Kong second out of 189 economies surveyed, in contrast to mainland China's score of 96, hardly seems controversial.

2 Nov 2013 - 3:13AM
A dove or a hawk?

President Barack Obama has picked Janet Yellen as his nominee to be the next chairman of the United States Federal Reserve.

President Barack Obama has picked Janet Yellen as his nominee to be the next chairman of the United States Federal Reserve.

25 Oct 2013 - 3:23AM
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