Dr. Tyler Cowen

Posted in: Legal/Regulatory/Judicial, State & Municipal Services/Privatization

General Director - Mercatus Center , George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax VA
Work Fax: (703) 993-2323
Email: tcowen@gmu.edu
Website: http://www.gmu.edu


The Mercatus Center is a research organization that explores how individuals cooperate though the market and political process. Results are used to apply the scientific insights of economics to real-world problems in order to provide practical solutions.

Academic Background

B.S.: George Mason University (Economics).
Ph.D.: Harvard University (Economics).

Publications or Presentations

In Praise of Commercial Culture (Boston, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998).
Editor, Public Goods and Market Failures: A Critical Examination (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1991). Co-author, "Deregulated Private Water Supply: A Policy Option for Developing Countries," Cato Journal, 1998.

Issue Specialities

Commercial culture, capitalism, banking, free market, competition, tragedy of the commons, private property rights, public goods, water supply, utilities, privatization, venture capitalism, non-profits, art funding, and culture.

Calvert Index

Municipal Services/Privatization