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Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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Mark Thornton is Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. He serves as the Book Review Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. His publications include The Economics of Prohibition (1991), Tariffs, Blockades, and  Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (2004), The Quotable Mises (2005),The Bastiat Collection (2007), An Essay on Economic Theory (2010), and The Bastiat Reader (2014). Dr. Thornton served as the editor of the Austrian Economics Newsletter and as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Libertarian Studies. He has served as a member of the graduate faculties of Auburn University and Columbus State University. He has also taught economics at Auburn University at Montgomery and Trinity University in Texas. Mark served as Assistant Superintendent of Banking and economic adviser to Governor Fob James of Alabama (1997-1999), and he was awarded the University Research Award at Columbus State University in 2002. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and received his PhD in economics from Auburn University.

The Economics of Prohibition

BooksJuly 20, 2005
It is conventional wisdom that alcohol prohibition failed, but the economic reasons for this failure have never been as extensively detailed or analyzed as they are in this study by Mark Thornton.

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Where is the Skyscraper Curse Today?

Mises DailyFebruary 24, 2015
The world is teeming with skyscraper building from China to London, and a new record-setting skyscraper is planned for 2016 in Saudi Arabia. Will this skyscraper herald the next global economic crisis as Dubai's Burj Khalifa presaged the 2009 crisis?

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Ending the War on Drugs

Audio/VideoFebruary 21, 2015
This lecture was presented to the Auburn University Economics Club at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 18 February 2015.

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Diminishing Economic Growth: Is the Fed to Blame?

Audio/VideoFebruary 13, 2015
In this interview, Mark Thornton talks to host Scott Horton about how we are much better off without the fed, and how QE monetary policy is causing the global economy to contract.

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Say's Law with Mark Thornton

Audio/VideoFebruary 13, 2015
Interviewed by host John O’Donnell , Mark Thornton discusses Say's Law and how Keynesian economics still disputes it today. They also discuss 2015 capital market forecasts, and why quantitative easing is not working in Japan, Europe, and the USA...

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Increasing Inflation: Bad Business

Audio/VideoFebruary 9, 2015
Interviewed by host Dawn J. Bennet , Mark Thornton discusses how the recent sever of most foreign currency affects the dollar, why Janet Yellen’s only bluffing about raising rates, and why Americans need to pay closer attention to the recent election in Greece...

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