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Axel Kaiser

Senior Research Fellow

Twitter: @axelkaiser

Axel Kaiser Barents von Hohenhagen, PhD, 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 is also the co-founder and president of the think tank Foundation for Progress in Santiago de Chile which is one of the most influential think tanks in Latin America. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. 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.  

He has been highlighted as one of the ten most admired intellectuals in Chile by the newspaper La Segunda.He is a columnist for the newspapers Diario Financiero and El Mercurio and his opinions have been published in international media such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Quillette,, La Nación de Argentina, El País de Uruguay and El Mundo de España, among others. He is an international lecturer and author of several best-selling books. A 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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