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Mark Thornton

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Works Published inReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Austrian Economics NewsletterSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketArticles of Interest

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. 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 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 "Boom-Bust," "RT," "Butler on Business," "Tom Woods Show," "Thom Hartmann Show," "Scott Horton Show," "Press TV and "Freedom Works."

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Robert D. Tollison, RIP

BiographiesOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/24/2016

Tollison was one of the most inventive, prolific, and impactful scholars of our generation.

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The Special Interests Behind Marijuana Prohibition

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/18/2016

From the state to private corporations, many groups benefit from marijuana prohibition. And, they will fight to keep marijuana illegal.

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Skyscraper Alert in China?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog10/18/2016

Putting the finishing touches on the world's largest building in China

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Japanese Consumers Not Afraid of Deflation

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BankingPrices

Blog10/10/2016

It turns out that the Japanese people do not have the Apoplithorismosphobia that their government officials have.

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Is Another Skyscraper Curse Coming?

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. Economy

10/03/2016Audio/Video
Watch or listen to Mark Thornton's talk at the Mises Circle in Boston.

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