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Clifford Thies

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Contact Clifford Thies

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Clifford F. Thies is the Eldon R. Lindsay Professor of Economics and Finance at Shenandoah University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Boston College.

Professor Thies is also a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute. His institutional affiliation solely for identification.

He is a contributor to six books and author or coauthor of more than six dozen articles in such scholarly journals as The Independent Review; Eastern Economic Journal; Explorations in Economic History, Southern Economic Journal; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting; Journal of Economic History; Review of Austrian Economics; Journal of Economics and Business; Financial Review; Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics; Small Business Economics; and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Recent Articles and Publications

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July 21, 2020
By Clifford Thies
Retailers are asking customers to use credit or debit cards, and some are refusing to make change in coins. They say it’s because of the novel coronavirus. The virus may be playing a part; but, there’s more to the coin shortage.
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June 10, 2020
By Clifford Thies
Today with atomic clocks and GPS, time and place are taken for granted.
May 26, 2020
By Clifford Thies
It is common knowledge and well-established scientifically that fear degrades the immune system. Coronavirus is making this evident.
April 27, 2020
By Clifford Thies
Clinical trials do more than inform us whether a drug is effective. They inform us when a drug is effective, in what combinations, in what dosages, and what are the counter indications.

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