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Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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 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.

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

His editorials have appeared in the following leading regional newspapers: Atlanta Constitution, Birmingham News, Business Alabama, Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle, Mobile Press Register, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Montgomery Advertiser, 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 "Butler on Business," "Tom Woods Show," "Thom Hartmann Show," "Scott Horton Show," "Press TV and "Freedom Works."

The Economics of Prohibition

BooksDecember 1, 1991
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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All Works

Dr. Mark Thornton: Central Bankers Don't Understand Booms and Busts

Audio/VideoJanuary 22, 2016
Jeff Deist and Mark Thornton discuss how and why central bankers don't understand deflation...

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Malinvestments and Interest Rates

Audio/VideoJanuary 21, 2016
Mark Thornton is interviewed on the RT program, "Boom Bust". He discusses malinvestments stimulated by artificially lowered interest rates...

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Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation

BooksJanuary 11, 2016
What caused the war? Why did the Union defeat the Confederacy? What were the consequences of the War? The premise of the book is that historians have a comparative advantage in describing such events, but economists have the tools to help explain these events. This book does so, and marvelously.

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Will 2016 Be the End of the Current Skyscraper Boom?

Mises DailyJanuary 1, 2016
With a new funding package in place, the Jeddah Tower — on track to be to be the world’s next tallest skyscraper — is moving forward. Will it prove to be like the Burj Khalifa tower and signal the next bust?...

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Mark Thornton on PressTV

Mark Thornton on Greek Riots

Audio/VideoNovember 16, 2015
Mark Thornton is interviewed on PressTV.

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