Economist Cowen to Lecture on Current Financial Crisis

Posted: March 22, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: March 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen, the Holbert L. Harris Chair in Economics, is the featured speaker in the next Vision Series lecture on Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. He is also the general director of the Mercatus Center, an economics research and outreach group at Mason.

Cowen will discuss “The Financial Crisis: Where It Came From and Where We Are Headed” at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

The noted economist will cover

  • How — and when — the present economic turbulence really began
  • How the actions of government, business and the citizenry affect the larger economy for better or for worse
  • What we mean when we talk about a global economy
  • What we should expect in the future, and how much we should actually expect to know
  • The possible paths forward

Cowen is the author of several books on economics, including the recently published “Create Your Own Economy” and “Discover Your Inner Economist.” He is also the co-author of a series of economics textbooks.

Well known in the blogosphere, Cowen writes daily with fellow economist Alex Tabarrok at and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Money magazine.

This lecture is free, but tickets are required. See the Center for the Arts web site for more information.

Write to mediarel at