July 3, 2008
Professor of economics, George Mason University
in a lively conversation
What Should We Worry About?
What are the big problems in the world today?
Which are the problems that are overrated or overblown?
In short: What Should We Worry About?
Tyler Cowen will give a far-ranging talk on how an economist thinks about the rest of
Cowen is a professor of economics at
George Mason University and Center for the Study of Public
Choice. He is director of both the James Buchanan Center and the Mercatus
His newest book is Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your
Dentist. Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics,
called it "Fast, furious, and fun, with great examples of how to apply economic thinking
to nontraditional subjects."
And James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds,
described Cowen as "[An] economist who's a wonderfully entertaining writer but also a deeply
humane thinker will show you how thinking better can actually help you live
Cowen last spoke at Junto
in September 2006.
more information on this Junto event, including time,
location, and other features of the meeting see the July