Prof. Tyler Cowen


Prof. Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University. He serves as chairman and faculty director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. 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 several years ago Bloomberg BusinessWeek dubbed him “America’s Hottest Economist.”


“Foreign Policy” magazine named him one of its “Top 100 Global Thinkers” of 2011. He also co-writes a blog at, runs a podcast series called “Conversations with Tyler”, and he has co-founded an on-line economics education project,


Cowen writes the “Economic Scene” column for The New York Times, and since July 2016 has been a regular opinion columnist at Bloomberg View. He also writes for such publications as Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, The New Republic, and Wilson Quarterly.