Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen

Professor of Economics
George Mason University

Tyler Cowen is the Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and General Director of the Mercatus Center.  He received his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1987.  His book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better  was a New York Times  best-seller.  He was recently named in an Economist  poll as one of the most influential economists of the last decade and last year Bloomberg BusinessWeek dubbed him “America’s Hottest Economist.”  Foreign Policy  magazine named him as one of its “Top 100 Global Thinkers” of 2011.  He co-writes a blog at www.marginalrevolution.com and has recently inaugurated an online education project, MRUniversity.com.

Blog Posts

How Much Would Be Lost if Uber Simply Went Away?

UberX produces daily social value of about $18 million. That is comparable to having an excellent French impressionist painter produce a beautiful work each day and give it away for free.

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Programs

Financial Crises and Government

Videos

Trading Away Income Inequality: the Effects of Globalization

Income inequality in America is a serious issue. People are worried about a widening gap between the rich and the poor in the United States. But is the global story…

Business Cycles Explained [Teaser]

What causes economic crises? How can we prevent them? If you’re tired of drawing a blank when faced with these questions, you’re in luck. In our new program, Professor Tyler Cowen…

Explaining the Great Recession

Professor Tyler Cowen explains that the Great Recession was the result of a number of different problems. While many economists tend to be dedicated to one particular model of downturns,…

Interest Rates in Austrian Theory

  Check out Prof. Cowen’s popular econ blog, Marginal Revolution. What role do interest rates play in the Austrian Business Cycle Theory? Professor Tyler Cowen explains the Austrian view that interest rates affect…

Business Cycles Explained: Sticky Wages & Prices

  Check out Prof. Cowen’s popular econ blog, Marginal Revolution. Tyler Cowen touched on the topic of Wage & Price Stickiness in “Business Cycles Explained: Keynesian Theory.” In this video, he dives…

Business Cycles Explained: Monetarist Theory

Check out Prof. Cowen’s popular econ blog, Marginal Revolution. Moving to the world of Monetarism, Tyler Cowen introduces Milton Friedman and evaluates the case for creating monetary stability. Monetarism claims that money…

Business Cycles Explained: Austrian Theory

Check out Prof. Cowen’s popular econ blog, Marginal Revolution. What is the central claim of Austrian Business Cycle Theory? Cowen boils down the Austrians’ boom-bust explanation:  when the government manipulates the…

Business Cycles Explained: Real Business Cycle Theory

Check out Prof. Cowen’s popular econ blog, Marginal Revolution. Does the ‘Real Business Cycle Theory’ have a corner on reality? Cowen gives us a crash course. Real Business Cycle Theory holds shocks…

Business Cycles Explained: Keynesian Theory

Check out Prof. Cowen’s popular econ blog, Marginal Revolution. In the Keynesian corner, Tyler Cowen examines the Keynesian theory of the business cycle. According to the Keynesian model, substantial economic slumps come…

Business Cycles Explained: Introduction

Check out Prof. Cowen’s popular econ blog, Marginal Revolution. Big crises raise big questions. In the wake of the recent financial crisis, economists are asking million-dollar macro-economic questions: What causes market…