Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University, and serves as director of the Mercatus Center.

Cowen has published dozens of books, reviews and articles, including, most recently, Markets and Cultural Voices, detailing the effects of globalization on the lives of Mexican Amate artists. In Creative Destruction (2002), Cowen extends his pen to the topic of multiculturalism. In What Price Fame? (2000), Cowen revels in the economic implications of today’s tabloid culture. In his In Praise of Commercial Culture (1998), Cowen looks at the relationship between art and market forces through history.

An unconventional academic, 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.

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