About Mark Skousen

“Dr. Mark Skousen is a distinguished scholar and is considered by many leading academics and business leaders to be one of the top free-market economists in the world,” said Thomas M. Macon, chairman and chief executive officer of Grantham University. “Moreover, Dr. Skousen has demonstrated a personal commitment to helping adult students gain access to high-quality college education opportunities, which is consistent with the mission of Grantham University.”

Dr. Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor and author of more than 25 books. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Barnard College, Mercy College and Rollins College. From 2001 to 2002, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education in New York.

Since 1980, he has served as editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter in Washington, D.C. Formerly, Dr. Skousen was:

  • an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency
  • consultant to IBM and other Fortune 500 companies
  • columnist for Forbes magazine

He has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Liberty, Reason and The Journal of Economic Perspectives. And he has appeared on CNBC’s Kudlow & Co., CNBC Power Lunch, ABC News, CNN, Fox News and C-SPAN Book TV. He is also the producer of FreedomFest (www.freedomfest.com), the world’s largest gathering of free minds, which meets every year in July in Las Vegas, and founder of the Free Market Hall of Fame.

Dr. Skousen earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Brigham Young University, and his Ph.D. in economics and monetary history from George Washington University. He has lived in eight nations, and traveled and lectured throughout the United States and in 71 countries.

Mark Skousen Business Wheel

The Mark Skousen Wheel of Business, established in August 2011, examines seven key components that define a successful business: managers, employees, suppliers, society and government, competitors, investors and customers. In order for a business to operate at an optimal level, each spoke of the wheel must work together in support of one another.