The Troubled Currencies Project: Troubled Currencies

A Joint Cato Institute - Johns Hopkins Project

 

The Problem


For various reasons — ranging from political mismangement, to civil war, to economic sanctions — some countries are unable to maintain a stable domestic currency. These "troubled currencies" are associated with elevated rates of inflation, and in some extreme cases, hyperinflation. Often, it is difficult to obtain timely, reliable exchange-rate and inflation data for countries with troubled currencies.

To address this, the Troubled Currencies Project collects black-market exchange-rate data for these troubled currencies and estimates the implied inflation rates for each country.

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Professor Steven H. Hanke
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Director of Troubled Currencies

Leading world expert on measuring and topping hyperinflation

Professor of Applied Economics
The Johns Hopkins University

E-mail: shanke@cato.org
Phone: (410) 516-7183
Twitter: @steve_hanke

 

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Steve H. Hanke, The Troubled Currencies Project, Cato Institute - Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved on . https://www.cato.org/research/troubled-currencies-project.