Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen holds the Holbert C. Harris chair of economics at George Mason University and serves as general director of the Mercatus Center.

Cowen’s most recent book is Average Is Over, an examination of the far-reaching effects of technology on the economic prospects of various sectors and classes in global society. Others he has authored include An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies, The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, and Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World.

Cowen is perhaps best known for his daily writings at the popular libertarian economics blog Marginal Revolution and for his extensive catalog of the D.C.-Virginia dining scene, at Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide. He is also the co-creator, with Alex Tabarrok, of the online educational platform Marginal Revolution University.

Tyler Cowen holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.