Economist Tyler Cowen to Discuss Financial Crisis
Posted: March 14, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: March 11, 2011 at 4:18 pm
Tyler Cowen, the Holbert L. Harris Chair in Economics, is the featured speaker in the next Vision Series lecture on Tuesday, March 22, 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 Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Prince William Campus.
The noted economist, food writer and art collector 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 “Create Your Own Economy” and “Discover Your Inner Economist.” His latest book, “The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better,” was released in January 2011 in an electronic format only. Cowen 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 www.marginalrevolution.com and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Money magazine.
This lecture is free, but tickets are required. See the Hylton Performing Arts Center website for more information.
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