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Mark Thornton

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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 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 Dailyand the Mises Wire. He also appears regularly on ";Butler on Business," "Tom Woods Show," "Thom Hartmann Show," "Scott Horton Show," and "Freedom Works."

The Economics of Prohibition

July 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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Mark Thornton on PressTV

Mark Thornton on Greek Riots

November 16, 2015
Mark Thornton is interviewed on PressTV.

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The Skyscrapers Are Coming!

September 14, 2015
Senior Fellow Mark Thornton is interviewed on The Power & Market Report . Dr. Thornton discusses the Skyscraper curse in Auburn, Alabama, the relationship between skyscrapers and the Austrian business cycle, and why the market forgets about crises. Read the Mises Daily article mentioned in the...

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The Skyscraper Curse

September 10, 2015
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.

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College Towns Join the Mania: The Skyscraper Curse in Auburn

September 2, 2015
College towns like Auburn, Alabama are booming with more luxury apartments and seemingly more of everything else, too. But the story really began far away in Washington, DC where the Federal Reserve targets interest rates.

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Mark Thornton on the Minimum Wage

August 13, 2015
Interviewed by host Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton discusses the consequences of having a minimum salary of $70,000. They also discuss the negative impact of the minimum wage, and how fair wage rates are determined by the market.

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