Princeton professor Markus Brunnermeier and professor and blogger Tyler Cowen discuss the long-term implications of lockdown and contact tracing measures. “People at first grossly under-weighed the risk and at a certain point they overreact,” Cowen argues. 



On Friday, April 10, Tyler Cowen joined Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance for a seminar on the future social and political implications of Covid-19. Cowen is an economics professor at George Mason University, where he holds the Holbert L. Harris chair in the economics department. He is also a co-author of the Marginal Revolution blog on economics and economic policy. The event began with a brief introduction by Markus Brunnermeier, Director of Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance. 




You can download the full slide deck here.



Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and also Director of the Mercatus Center. He received his Ph.d. in economics from Harvard University in 1987. His book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better was a New York Times best-seller.


He was recently named in an Economist poll as one of the most influential economists of the last decade and several years ago Bloomberg BusinessWeek dubbed him “America’s Hottest Economist.” Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of its “Top 100 Global Thinkers” of 2011. He has blogged at Marginal Revolution every day for almost fifteen years.




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