The Brussels Report Podcast Episode 13 – discussing monetary stability with Professor Thorsten Polleit

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Dr. Thorsten Polleit, a German national, is Chief Economist of Degussa, Europe’s largest precious metal trading house. Before that, he worked for more than 15 years in the international investment banking industry.

Since 2014, Thorsten is honorary professor for economics at the University of Bayreuth. He is Adjunct Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, US Alabama, and president of the Ludwig von Mises Institut Deutschland.

In 2012 he was awarded The O.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy by the Mises Institute. Thorsten is a value-oriented investor and acts as investment consultant for institutional investors. He published many articles in refereed journals and is the author of various books (“Der Antikapitalist. Ein Weltverbesserer, der keiner ist“ (2020, Finanzbuch Verlag), „Mit Geld zur Weltherrschaft“ (2020, Finanzbuch Verlag), “Ludwig von Mises – der kompromisslose Liberale” (2018, F.A.Z.-Verlag)) . His personal website is:


In this this episode of the Brussels Report podcast, editor Pieter Cleppe discusses the following topics with him:

  • Is it possible that inflation will remain at 4 to 5 percentt for a few years?
  • How bad is the “zombiefication” of the European economy?
  • How stable is the Eurozone really right now?
  • What to expect from crypto and bitcoin?
  • Is a massive correction in asset prices – in particular of stocks, real estate and bonds – conceivable and where is the correction most likely to happen?
  • How sustainable is the USD as the world reserve currency? Is it conceivable China or a competitor takes over?
  • Is gold ever going to be officially readopted as the basis of our monetary system?
  • What to think of the IMF’s SDR expansion? May this be viable to extend the life of the fiat money system?