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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 9, 2019
By Clifford Thies
In a country that is both democratic and socialistic, we might suspect that crafty politicians will run for office by promising more and more free stuff.
April 30, 2019
By Clifford Thies
At the time that the Europeans arrived here, there were maybe 100 million Buffalo lumbering about.
April 22, 2019
By Clifford Thies
The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island is, geographically, the size of Delaware, but with a much smaller population.
March 19, 2019
By Clifford Thies
When Congressze Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced the Green New Deal earlier this year, she said we had only 12 years to save the planet.

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