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Dr. Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow in Business
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts
Brigham Young University, Master of Science
The George Washington University, Ph.D.


Mark Skousen, Ph. D., was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world (www.superscholar.org). He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and the private sector.

In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He has also taught at Chapman University, Mercy College, Barnard College, and Rollins College. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com).

He was an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, a columnist to Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He is the editor of his own website, www.mskousen.com, and is the producer of FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” which meets every July in Las Vegas (www.freedomfest.com). He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has made regular appearances on CNBC’s Kudlow & Co. and C-SPAN Book TV. His bestsellers include The Making of Modern Economics, Investing in One Lesson, and The Maxims of Wall Street.

In 2006, he compiled and edited The Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery). His latest book is A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors. In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, “The Mark Skousen School of Business.”