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Doug French

Doug French

Contributor since: 20 Sep 2013


Douglas French is president of the Mises Institute and author of Early Speculative Bubbles & Increases in the Money Supply and Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth. He received his master's degree in economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, under Murray Rothbard with Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe serving on his thesis committee. French teaches in the Mises Academy.

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    He received his master's degree in economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, under Murray Rothbard with Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe serving on his thesis…

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    Published 30 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 12 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 18 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 27 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 22 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 20 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

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