Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen


Mark Skousen was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world, and in 2018, he was awarded the Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history and education. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, and is currently Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, where he was received “My Favorite Professor Award.” 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. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter ( He was analyst for the 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 producer of FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” which meets every July in Las Vegas and other locations ( His investment books include Investing in One Lesson (Capital Press), The Maxims of Wall Street (Eagle Publishing), and A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors (LFB Publishers). In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, “The Mark Skousen School of Business.” Based on his work The Structure of Production (New York University Press, 1990, 2007), the federal government is now publishing a broader, more accurate measure of the economy, Gross Ouput (GO), every quarter along with GDP.

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