Thorsten Polleit, 47, is Chief Economist of Degussa Goldhandel GmbH ( From 1998 to 2012, he worked as an economist for ABN AMRO and Barclays Capital in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt.

Thorsten holds a diploma in economics and was awarded a doctorate in economics from the University of Münster in 1996. In September 2014 he was appointed Honorary Professor for economics at the University of Bayreuth (

Thorsten Polleit is an Adjunct Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, US Alabama (, President of the Ludwig von Mises Institut Deutschland ( and a founding member of the research network on The Role of Money in the Economy (ROME).

Together with Matthias Riechert he founded the investment firm Polleit & Riechert Investment Management LLP (

Thorsten Polleit writes frequently for various newspapers magazines and journals. His publication list can be found here.

His research interests are monetary economics, capital market theory and, in particular, the Austrian School of Economics. His latest books are “Monetary Economics in Global Financial Markets” (2009, Springer, co-authored with Professor Dr. Ansgar Belke, University of Duisburg-Essen), “Ludwig von Mises – Leben und Werk für Einsteiger” (2013, Finanzbuch Verlag) and “Geldreform” (2014, Finanzbuch Verlag).