Detlev Schlichter is an independent economist, market commentator and investment strategist.

Detlev had a 19-year career in international financial markets as a trader and portfolio manager, including stints at J. P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and Western Asset Management.

In 2011 he published his first book Paper Money Collapse – The Folly of Elastic Money (John Wiley & Sons), which won the get Abstract International Book Award in 2012, and which is now in its second edition.

Detlev is a frequent commentator on economics and financial markets via this website and the media. He has appeared on television and radio (Sky News, Reuters TV, Russia Today, BBC Radio 4 Analysis and BBC Radio 4′s Start The Week), and his editorials have been published by The Wall Street Journal, City A.M., TheStreet.com and mises.org.

Detlev is on the advisory board of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada and a senior fellow at the Cobden Centre London, a free market think tank devoted to sound money. He holds a degree in economics (Diplom-Ökonom) from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. He lives with his family in London.

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