Who he is: Detlev S. Schlichter is an Austrian School economist and author of Paper Money Collapse – The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), which won the getAbstract 2012 International Book Award. Schlichter is a senior fellow at the Cobden Centre in London, a free-market think tank devoted to issues of money and banking.
Schlichter worked at JP Morgan & Co from 1990-98, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers 1998-2001 and Western Asset Management Co. 2001-09, overseeing billions in assets under management for institutional clients from around the world during his career. In 2009, Detlev Schlichter left the industry to focus on his first book.
Detlev Schlichter has appeared as a commentator on Sky News, Reuters TV, RT and BBC Radio, among others, and has had his editorials published in the Wall Street Journal, City A.M., TheStreet.com and Mises.org.
Background: Detlev Schlichter received a degree in economics (Diplom-Okonum) from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum in Germany and lives with his family in London.