Since 2012, Thorsten Polleit 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 business. Since 2014 Thorsten Polleit is an Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Bayreuth. He is also president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Deutschland, founded in 2012, and a Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, US Alabama. In 2012 Thorsten Polleit received The O.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy. He also acts as an investment advisor. His lastest books are „Mit Geld zur Weltherrschaft“ (2020, Finanzbuch Verlag), “Ludwig von Mises – der kompromisslose Liberale” (2018, F.A.Z.-Verlag) and “Vom intelligenten Investieren” (2018, FinanzbuchVerlag).