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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 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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Mises University 2015

Policy and History, Part 2

July 24, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2015.

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Is There a Skyscraper Curse?

July 23, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2015.

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How We Won the Drug War

July 23, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2015.

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