Mark Skousen, Ph. D., was recently named one of the top 20 economists in the world today (www.superscholar.org). He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and for-profit companies. Currently he holds the Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management at Grantham University. 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 (www.markskousen.com). He has been an 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 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 and Investing in One Lesson. In 2006, he compiled and edited The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery). His latest book is The Maxims of Wall Street, the first collection of all the famous Wall Street sayings. In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, “The Mark Skousen School of Business.”
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