Professor Tyler Cowen
Professor of Economics, George Mason University, USA

Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and also 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 Bloomberg BusinessWeek dubbed him "America's Hottest Economist." *Foreign Policy* magazine named him as one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers" of 2011. His latest book *Average is over: Powering America out of the Great Stagnation* focused on the implications of growing inequality. He also co-writes a blog at and he has recently initiated an on-line economics education project,