Dr. Mark Skousen

Dr. Mark Skousen

Instructor, Presidential Fellow in Business
Doti-Spogli Endowed Chair of Free Enterprise
The George L. Argyros College of Business and Economics
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts
Brigham Young University, Master of Science
The George Washington University, Ph.D.


Mark Skousen, Ph. D., is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, where holds the Doti-Spogli Endowed Chair of Free Enterprise.  In 2018, he was awarded the Triple Crown in Economics in 2018 for his work in theory, history and education.

In 2019 he was received "My Favorite Professor Award" at Chapman He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and several for-profit companies. In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He has also taught economics, finance and business at Barnard, Mercy and Rollins colleges, and Chapman University. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecastts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com).

He was analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 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 and other cities (www.freedomfest.com). He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and has made regular appearances on CNBC and C-SPAN Book TV. His economics works include The Structurere of Production (NYU Press), The Making of Modern Economics (Routledge), Economic Logic (Capital Press), and EconoPower (Wiley & Sons).

His investment books include Investing in One Lesson (Capital Press), and The Maxims of Wall Street (Eagle Publishing). Based on his work The Structure of Production, the federal government began publishing in Spring 2014 a broader, more accurate measure of the economy, Gross Output (GO), every quarter along with GDP (www.grossoutput.com).