Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, co-author of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution, author of the New York Times’ “Economic Scene” column, contributor to The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and The Wilson Quarterly, and the Holbert C. Harris Chair professor of economics at George Mason University.

Free Thoughts

In Defense of Big Business (with Tyler Cowen)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Tyler Cowen on May 17, 2019

Tyler Cowen joins us to discuss the value of work and how big businesses give people opportunities to feel fulfilled in their lives. 


Division of Labor

by Tyler Cowen on Aug 15, 2008

Specialization and division of labor are central parts of the market economy that allow for development and increased efficiency of trade and production.


Market Failure

by Tyler Cowen on Aug 15, 2008

Many libertarians argue that though market failures exist, private solutions still work more effectively than government intervention.