Director, Center for Study of Public Choice; Professor of Economics
Tyler Cowen is a 1983 alum of George Mason University who went on to to earn his PhD in economics from Harvard Universit and returned as a professor of economics to George Mason. He was ranked #72 among the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" in 2011 by Foreign Policy Magazine. He has edited the volume Public Goods and Market Failures, and has written Explorations in the New Monetary Economics with Randall Kroszner. He also authored Markets and Cultural Voicesand others including In Praise of Commercial Culture, What Price Fame? and Creative Destruction. His New York Times column is the "Economic Scene." Professor Cowen also has written for publications such as The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Newsweek. He publishes daily at the The MarginalRevolution blog and created an ethnic dining guide for Washington, D.C.
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