Books by Tyler Cowen

THE COMPLACENT CLASS by Tyler Cowen
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A book that will undoubtedly stir discussion—as many of Cowen's books do—with readers divided about how they stand based on where they currently sit."
An influential economist seeks to persuade readers that American citizens have gotten overly complacent, that a crisis point is near, and that a widespread rebellion may alter the existing order. Read full book review >
AVERAGE IS OVER by Tyler Cowen
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"A buckle-your-seatbelts, swiftly moving tour of the new economic landscape."
Economist and social commentator Cowen (Economics/George Mason Univ.; An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies, 2012, etc.) urges us to prepare for "the age of genius machines." Read full book review >
AN ECONOMIST GETS LUNCH by Tyler Cowen
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 12, 2012

"The narrative gets a touch repetitive at points, but if you're a foodie with a calculator, this is your book."
Food and economics meet in this entertainment by celebrity economist Cowen (The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
WHAT PRICE FAME? by Tyler Cowen
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 1, 2000

"Cowen never mounts a convincing argument that celebrity worship has a trickle-down effect, democratizing paybacks for those who find their muse."
George Mason Univ. economist Cowen presents an unpersuasively optimistic look at the alleged benefits attendant upon the commercialization of fame. Read full book review >