Tyler Cowen (born 21 January 1962) is an American economist.

Cowen has made contributions to population ethics,[1][2][3] temporal discounting,[4][5] cluelessness,[6] wild animal welfare,[7] farmed animal welfare,[8]  the long-term future,[9] the long-run significance of economic growth,[10] and other topics.

Further reading

Frank, Daniel (2021) My favourite Tyler Cowen posts and ideas, Frankly Speaking, May 14.

Galef, Julia (2019) Defending big business against its critics (Tyler Cowen), Rationally Speaking, April 29.

Kulesa, Tony (2021) Tyler Cowen is the best curator of talent in the world, Beginnings, September 1.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2018) Economics Prof Tyler Cowen says our overwhelming priorities should be maximising economic growth and making civilisation more stable. Is he right?, 80,000 Hours, October 17.

Tyler Cowen. Official website.

Marginal Revolution. Cowen's blog.

Conversations with Tyler. Cowen's podcast.

Bryan Caplan | Robin Hanson

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    Cowen, Tyler (1989) Normative population theory, Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 6, pp. 33–43.

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    Cowen, Tyler (1996) What do we learn from the repugnant conclusion?, Ethics, vol. 106, pp. 754–775.

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    Cowen, Tyler (2004) Resolving the repugnant conclusion, in Jesper Ryberg & Torbjörn Tännsjö (eds.) The Repugnant Conclusion: Essays on Population Ethics, Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 81–97.

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    Cowen, Tyler & Derek Parfit (1992) Against the social discount rate, in Peter Laslett & James Fishkin (eds.) Justice Between Age Groups and Generations, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 144–168.

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    Cowen, Tyler (2004) Policy implications of zero discounting: An exploration in politics and morality, Social Philosophy and Policy, vol. 21, pp. 121–140.

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    Cowen, Tyler (2006) The epistemic problem does not refute consequentialism, Utilitas, vol. 18, pp. 383–399.

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    Cowen, Tyler (2003) Policing nature, Environmental Ethics, vol. 25, pp. 169–182.

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    Cowen, Tyler (2006) Market failure for the treatment of animals, Society, vol. 43, pp. 39–44.

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    Cowen, Tyler (2007) Caring about the distant future: why it matters and what it means, University of Chicago Law Review, vol. 74, pp. 5–40.

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