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The Skyscraper Curse

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09/10/2015Mark Thornton

Thirteen powerpoint slides lead you through Dr. Thornton's presentation. There exist strong correlations between either the announcement or the completion of the world's tallest building and GDP, but it is not held that you can accurately forecast a recession or financial panic by this measurement. Thornton suggests the common cause is artificially low interest rates.

This lecture was presented to the Economics Club of Auburn University at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 8 September 2015.

The powerpoint presentation used in the lecture is available below.

Note: The views expressed on are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute.

Contact Mark Thornton

Mark Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute and the book review editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He has authored seven books and is a frequent guest on national radio shows.

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