DS joins Mises Canada

DS joins Mises Canada
Profile photo of Detlev Schlichter

Interest in the Austrian School of Economics and the work of Ludwig von Mises has been on the rise for some time, and happily, this trend seems to be continuing, as can be seen, among other things, from the spread of Mises institutes around the world. It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have just joined the advisory board of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada. I look forward to being part of a high-caliber and highly motivated team there. Of course, I will have to dispense my advice from the distance, that is, from my home in London, England. But I am planning a trip to Canada in November to speak at a conference organized by Mises Canada. More about this as we get closer to the date.



Detlev Schlichter Joins Mises Canada Advisory Board

TORONTO, ON – April 7, 2014 – Our personal and financial freedoms have never been a more important part of the general discourse as they are today. The Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada prides itself being at the forefront of informed discourse. In order to continue our mission we are pleased to announce another addition to our Advisory Board. Today we add economist and author Detlev Schlichter. We welcome Mr. Schlichter to the Board, and are looking forward to his invaluable contributions as we move forward.

About Detlev: Detlev had a 19-year career as a trader and portfolio manager in international financial markets, including stints at J. P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and Western Asset Management. Throughout his career he has overseen billions in assets for institutional clients from around the world. He resigned from a senior position in the City of London in 2009 to focus on his first book, Paper Money Collapse – The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown, which was published by Wiley & Sons in 2011 and was awarded the getAbstract 2012 International Book Award. The second edition of Paper Money Collapse is due to come out in the summer of 2014.

Detlev holds a degree in economics from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) and lives with his family in London. He blogs at

Media should direct their questions to Redmond Weissenberger, Executive Director of Mises Canada at or 416-624-8848.

Profile photo of Detlev Schlichter

Detlev S. Schlichter is a writer and Austrian School economist. He had a 19-year career in financial markets. From 1990 to 1998, Detlev worked at J.P. Morgan & Co. as a derivatives trader and portfolio manager in Frankfurt and London. In 1998, Detlev joined Mercury Asset Management in London as a director and portfolio manager for European bond portfolios. Mercury was later acquired by Merrill Lynch, and became Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. From 2001 to 2009, Detlev was head of the London-based investment team and lead portfolio manager for all global portfolios at U.S. bond firm Western Asset Management. He resigned in 2009 to focus exclusively on his first book, Paper Money Collapse – The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown, which will be published by John Wiley & Sons in September 2011.

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