Economics Professor, George Mason University; Bestselling Author of The Great Stagnation.
The winners and losers among companies,
countries, regions, and industries.
Tyler Cowen shows the economic, financial, and demographic forces which will determine the winners and losers of the next decade in fields as different as healthcare, education, energy, and global markets. He offers compelling analyses of the future of the Eurozone, Medicare and Medicaid, the American financial system, and many more, demonstrating in every case who will come out on top and why.
Tyler's predictions flow from the vision laid out in his bestselling book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better. The sources of our past growth were easy pickings like cheap land and boosts in education. Now that we've exhausted these, we're left with no solid basis for growth: in other words, we're not as wealthy as we thought. We now have to face a tough world where some countries, regions, and industries will push themselves to the top through discipline and innovation, while others fade away. This will be a time of extremes: as Tyler puts it, "Average is over." It's a striking vision of the future, controversial but non-partisan — and key to understanding the century ahead.
Tyler Cowen is the Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University. Foreign Policy named him one of 2011's Top 100 Global Thinkers, and a survey by The Economist placed him among the most influential economists of the decade. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and others. His blog, Marginal Revolution, was named the best economics blog on the web by The Wall Street Journal. Tyler's other books include Discover Your Inner Economist, a treatment of behavioral economics, and most recently, An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies.