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.


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.

Free Thoughts

Why We’re Too Complacent

featuring Tyler Cowen, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on May 5, 2017

This week, we talk about the slowing pace of innovation and growth in the US over the past few decades. Has American society become too complacent?