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 Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals. He is the author of numerous other books, including Average Is Over; 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.

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