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SVC to Present Economist Steve Hanke at Duquesne Club May 30

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Posted: Thursday May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014

Saint Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought will host a luncheon and lecture featuring economist Steve Hanke at 12 noon Friday, May 30, at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Pittsburgh. His talk is entitled, Money Misinterpreted and Misunderstood. Admission is $60 per person and reservations are required by contacting the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at eva.kunkel@email.stvincent.edu or 724-537-4597.

Named one of the 25 most influential people in the world by World Trade Magazine, 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 and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., a senior advisor at the Renmin University of China’s International Monetary Research Institute in Beijing, a special counselor to the Center for Financial Stability in New York and a contributing editor at Globe Asia Magazine.

Hanke is also a member of the charter council of the Society of Economic Measurement and the financial advisory council of the United Arab Emirates.

He served as a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers in Maryland in 1976-77, as a senior economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1981-82 and as a senior advisor to the joint economic committee of the U.S. Congress in 1984-88.

During the 1990s, he served as president of Toronto Trust Argentina in Buenos Aires, the world’s best-performing emerging market mutual fund in 1995. He played an important role in establishing new currency regimes in Argentina, Estonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ecuador, Lithuania and Montenegro.

Hanke’s most recent books are Zimbabwe: Hyperinflation to Growth (2008) and A Blueprint for a Safe, Sound Georgian Lari (2010).

Proceeds will benefit the Dr. Gabriel S. Pellathy Law Fund which provides financial support to undergraduate students preparing for law school with special consideration given to students demonstrating financial need.

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Photo: Steve H. Hanke

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