Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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1947 - present

Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor, and author of over 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. He was recently named one of the top 20 most influential living economists. Skousen writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies. He has also written articles for the Wall Street Journal, Reason, Human Events, the Daily Caller, Christian Science Monitor, and The Journal of Economic Perspectives.

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Academic History

  • Mark Skousen has a rags-to-riches story. He grew up in Portland, Oregon, in a family of 10 children. And after finishing school, he became a successful entrepreneur and publisher.
  • He is a true believer in reason, self-determination, hard work, and liberty.
  • He is the founder of FreedomFest, an annual gathering in Las Vegas of the freedom movement from around the world.
  • He has lived in eight nations and traveled and lectured throughout the United States and 70 countries.
  • In 2018, Steve Forbes presented him with the Triple Crown in Economics for his work in theory, history, and education.
  • He was an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency in the early ’70s.