Economist Tyler Cowen Discusses His New Book

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For Immediate Release:
December 29, 2009
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
Economist Tyler Cowen Discusses His New Book

Economist Tyler Cowen discusses his new book Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World on Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Cowen, one of the most respected behavioral economists in the world and coauthor of the “best economics blog in the universe” offers an essential guide to success in a radically new hyper-networked age.


Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University, explains why the coming world of Web 3.0 is good; why social networking sites such as Facebook are necessary; what’s so great about “Tweeting” and texting; how education will get better; and why politics, literature, and philosophy will become richer.


Cowen holds the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics at George Mason University. He co-authors, along with Alex Tabarrok, “Marginal Revolution,” an economics blog. He also writes the “Economic Scene” column for The New York Times.


Cowen previously authored Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist.


Copies of Create Your Own Economy will be available for sale, and Cowen will sign copies purchased during the event.


Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.


The event is part of the Block Business and Career Center Speakers Series.

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