Columnnist

Tyler Cowen

American economist, academic and writer

Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic and writer.

Tyler Cowen
13 Jun 2018

Learn from Singapore

The government of Singapore is more responsive to public opinion than the federal government in the US, or for that matter the European Union.

13 Jun 2018 1
Learn from Singapore
30 May 2018

China of Africa

Ethiopia, like China, is secure about its past, has a definite vision for the future and believes it is destined to be great.

30 May 2018
20 Apr 2018

Talks with Kim

Does Kim Jong Un want 40 or more years of lining up officials and executing them? Or enjoy the perks of being a leader abroad or receiving others?

20 Apr 2018 1
9 Apr 2018

Gender and politics

Looking at gender helps explain why at least some aspects of American politics seem to have become more polarised, with no apparent end in sight.

9 Apr 2018
Gender and politics
19 Oct 2017

The long game

Faced with uncertainty over his enemies and friends, North Korea's Dear Leader is playing the porcupine game - appear prickly to everyone.

19 Oct 2017
The long game
1 Jun 2017

Berlin adjusts, again

Might another German political innovation be in the works, in response to the deterioration of transatlantic relations?

1 Jun 2017
Berlin adjusts, again
22 Dec 2016

China's clean air

China has yet to prove itself as a pollution fighter but it seems well ahead of schedule, while Americans are the slow ones.

22 Dec 2016
China's clean air
27 Oct 2016

Resisting a crash

China has had years of growth of 7% to 10%, and while the economy keeps plugging along, it's only a matter of time.

27 Oct 2016 2
19 Jul 2016

Turkey stays the same

Investors were asking in the hours following the failure of the Turkish coup what effect it might have, and the answer seems to be "not much".

19 Jul 2016
Turkey stays the same