Saturday, 19 August 2017

Sound Money Project Staff

Alejandro Chafuen, Ph.D. 
Project Co-Director

__alejandro150x150Alex serves as President of Atlas and has previously served as President and CEO from 1991-2009, and was elected to its Board in 2009. He is also the president and founder of the Hispanic American Center of Economic Research and is the author of Faith and Liberty. He serves on the boards of the Chase Foundation, the Acton Institute, and the Fraser Institute. A graduate of the Argentina Catholic University, he was Associate Professor at the Argentine Catholic University, University of Buenos Aires, and The Hispanic American University, CA. He is a Trustee for Grove City College, PA.

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Judy Shelton, Ph.D. 
Project Co-Director

___judy150x150Dr. Judy Shelton is an economist with expertise in global finance and monetary issues. She is co-Director of the Sound Money Project. Author of Fixing the Dollar Now: Why US Money Lost Its Integrity and How We Can Restore It (2011), The Coming Soviet Crash (1989), Money Meltdown (1994) and “A Guide to Sound Money” (2010), her international economics articles have been published by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Nihon Keizai Shimbun and El Economista. Dr. Shelton holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Utah.

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Johannes Schmidt
Project Manager and Editor  

JohannesSchmidtJohannes was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, but grew up in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Having spent time living and working in Latin America, he has not lost the ability to view issues through the lens of the developing world. Johannes is a graduate of the George Washington University, has worked and interned at various free-market institutions and currently serves as a language consultant for the U.S. government. At Atlas Network, he currently supports the Grants and Awards program and serves as the editor and manager of Atlas Network’s Sound Money Project. His work has appeared in various publications including Forbes, The Baltimore Sun, The Daily Caller, Town Hall Finance, Fox News, and his work on bitcoin was cited in the book “Bitcoin and the future of money.” (2014)

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Jerry L. Jordan, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow

JerryJordanMr. Jordan is a Senior Fellow of Atlas Network and the Sound Money project. He was President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for 11 years, served as a member of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisors and also was a Member of the U.S. Gold Commission. He served as Chief Economist for two commercial banks and as Dean and Professor of Economics at the University of New Mexico. Jordan began his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where his last position was Sr. Vice President and Director of Research. On leave of absence from the St. Louis Fed, he served in 1971-72 as a consultant to the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt, W. Germany.

Professionally, he is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute and the Cato Institute, and President of the Pacific Academy for Advanced Studies. He is also a past President and Director of the National Association of Business Economists and former Director of the Western Economic Association. Jordan holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA and honorary doctorates from Denison University, Capital University and Universidad Francisco Marroquin.


Nicolás Cachanosky, Ph.D.
Project Fellow

unnamedNicolás is Assistant Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His field of research is macroeconomics and monetary economics. His research has been published in outlets like The Review of Austrian Economics, The Independent Review, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and The Journal of the History of Economic Thought among others. He co-authored with Adrian Ravier “A Proposal of Monetary Reform for Argentina: Flexible Dollarization and Free Banking.” He holds an economics degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, a Master in Economics and Political Sciences from ESEADE and a Ph.D. in economics from Suffolk University.


William J. Luther, Ph.D.
Project Fellow

William J. Luther is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. Originally from Ohio, William graduated summa cum laude from Capital University in 2008, earning a B.A. in Economics. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D in Economics at George Mason University in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He has been a fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the American Institute for Economic Research. His academic interests include monetary theory and history, with special interest in the role governments play in determining the medium of exchange. In this regard, he has considered the monetary regime of Somalia following state collapse in 1991 and the cryptocurrency bitcoin. In his free time, William enjoys cycling, hiking, and playing with his cat. You can follow him on Twitter (@williamjluther).


Alexander W. Salter, Ph.D.
Project Fellow   

Alexander William Salter is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Berry College.  He earned his Ph.D. from George Mason University in May 2014.  Alexander’s research interests include the political economy of central banking, NGDP targeting, and free (laissez-faire) banking.  His research on monetary economics has been published, or is forthcoming, in several scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Financial Services Research, and Constitutional Political Economy.  His popular writing has been featured in outlets such as RealClearPolitics and U.S. News and World Report.


Yamila Feccia
Research Assistant   yamila

Yamila Feccia is a young Argentinian economist from Rosario, Argentina and works at A Fondo, a Libertarian radio show. In the past, she worked as a researcher at Fundación Libertad’s Center for Social and Economic Studies and also interned at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Yamila obtained her degree in Economics at the National University of Rosario in September 2014. She is interested in monetary economics and hopes that her work will help prevent another monetary disaster in Argentina. 

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