Mark Skousen is a well-known American economist. He has taught economics and finance at several universities including Columbia Business School, Barnard College, Rollins College, and Columbia University. He is the author of Economic Logic and Persuasion versus Force. He also writes for several investment newsletters, including Forecasts & Strategies. Skousen lectures and writes articles for several organizations, including the Cato Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, and the Mont Pelerin Society. He holds a PhD in economics from George Washington University.