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. Creative Services photo

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 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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