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Mark Thornton is the Peterson-Luddy Chair in Austrian Economics and a 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), The Bastiat Reader (2014), and The Skyscraper Curse and How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Crisis of the Last Century (2018).

Dr. Thornton served as the editor of the Austrian Economics Newsletter and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Libertarian Studies and several other academic journals. 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. In 2014, he debated in opposition to the "War on Drugs" at Oxford Union.

Dr. Thornton has been featured in American Spectator, Barron's, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Forbes, Investors' Business Daily, Le Monde, New York Post, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Economic Times (India), Financial Times (Norway), and Tejarat-e-Farda (Iran). He has also had regular multiple appearances on Russia Today and Press TV

His editorials and interviews have appeared in the following leading regional newspapers: Apple Daily (Hong Kong), Atlanta Constitution, Birmingham News, Business Alabama, Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle, Mobile Press Register, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Montgomery Advertiser, New York Post, Orange County Register, Richmond Times Dispatch, Tampa Tribune, and the Washington Times

His commentary appears regularly in the Mises Daily and the Mises Wire. He also appears regularly on "Boom-Bust," "RT," "Butler on Business," "Tom Woods Show," "Thom Hartmann Show," "Scott Horton Show," "Press TV and "Freedom Works."

The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century

La FedCiclos EconómicosDinero y Banca

07/10/2018Books
In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the economics profession suffered a blow to what reputation it had. But unlike most of his colleagues, Mark Thornton was vindicated by 2008. Mark has been a voice of sanity at times when the wild interventions of the Federal Reserve have caused otherwise...
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The Economics of Prohibition

SaludEl Estado policial

12/01/1991Books
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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El retorno de los austriacos

Dinero y bancosEconomía de EEUU

Blog03/28/2022

A diferencia de los keynesianos y los friedmanitas, mostró cómo los economistas austriacos pueden entender el fenómeno de la estanflación mediante la teoría de los precios y la teoría del capital. Hay que subir los tipos de interés para expulsar las malas inversiones.

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Efectos Cantillon: por qué la inflación ayuda a unos y perjudica a otros

Dinero y bancos

Blog03/11/2022

Cuando en una economía entra más dinero de alguna parte, los primeros destinatarios se benefician. Lo gastan según sus preferencias y se benefician del nuevo dinero, mientras que otros, que sólo se enfrentan a precios más altos, se ven perjudicados.

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Explosión de la burbuja en Japón

Auges y caídas

Blog02/28/2022

El éxito de Japón después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial se debió enteramente a los bajos impuestos, una moneda apreciada y una tasa de ahorro personal muy alta. Todo eso cambió cuando nació la burbuja a finales de los 1980.

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Los «nuevos economistas» y la gran depresión de los 1970

La FedEconomía de EEUUHistoria de EEUUTeoría Fiscal

02/16/2022Mises Daily Articles
Los 1970 fueron el punto de inflexión en la dirección equivocada. Bajo la orientación keynesiana, se abandonó el oro, los precios aumentaron y el dólar se depreció rápidamente.
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