Axel Kaiser

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Axel Kaiser Barents von Hohenhagen is a Chilean-German lawyer, Master in Investments, Commerce and Arbitration, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). He is Director of the Friedrich Hayek Chair at the Adolfo Ibáñez University in Santiago de Chile and a Senior Fellow at the Atlas Center for Latin America based in Miami. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is a best-selling author who has won several international prizes for his writings such as the Hayek Essay contest from the Mont Pelerin Society. His opinions have been published in international media such as The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, Quillette,, NewsweekThe Washington Examiner, among others. He is an international lecturer and author of several best-selling books. A 2021 study published by the John Hopkins University Institute for Applied Economics placed him in third place among the influencers on economic matters with the greatest global impact in Latin America, Spain and the United States on Twitter.

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The Street Economist

In The Street Economist, Axel Kaiser offers basic lessons in economics that should be part of everyone’s education. It is an effort to correct the mistake of ” ivory tower economists” who conceive this science as an oracular discipline that can only be properly discussed by experts. Crucial concepts such as prices, capital, demand and supply, labor, inflation, value, and innovation, among others, are explained in simple and direct language in order to make them understandable to the general public.

The Street Economist has been a best-selling book in almost all countries where it has been published.  In Chile, it sold more than 50.000 copies in a year, and it is still the most sold nonfiction book after a year of its publication. It is now being published in 5 different languages.

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