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Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor, and author. From 2004 to 2005, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Barnard College at Columbia University. From 2001 to 2002, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York and from 1986 to 2003, he taught economics, finance, and history at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

Since 1980, Dr. Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter published by Eagle Publishing in Washington, D.C. (  He is also editor of three trading services, Hedge Fund Trader, High Income Alert, and the Turnaround Trader, as well as his own website, Recently he began a free weekly e-letter called “The Worldly Philosophers” at He also edited the investment series “Secrets of the Great Investors,” with Louis Rukeyser as narrator.

Skousen was an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1972 to 1975; a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology, and other Fortune 500 companies; a columnist for Forbes magazine; and has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, Reason, Liberty, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has appeared on ABC News, CNBC Power Lunch and Kudlow & Co., CNN, FOX News, and C-SPAN Book TV.

Dr. Skousen earned his Ph.D. in economics and monetary history from George Washington University. He has lived in eight nations and has traveled and lectured throughout the United States and in 70 countries. He and his wife, Jo Ann, and five children have lived in Washington, D.C.; Nassau, Bahamas; London, England; Orlando, Florida; and New York.

Investing in One Lesson is just one of the nearly 25 books Skousen has written. Other titles include The Big Three in Economics, The Making of Modern Economics, Economic Logic, Scrooge Investing, Puzzles and Paradoxes in Economics, Economics on Trial, The Structure of Production, The Complete Guide to Financial Privacy, and High Finance on a Low Budget, which he co-authored with his wife, Jo Ann.

In honor of his work in economics and finance, Grantham University in Kansas City, Missouri, named its business school the Mark Skousen School of Business.

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