Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics General Director, Mercatus Center
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is 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. His book *Average is over: Powering America out of the Great Stagnation* focused on the implications of growing inequality. He also co-writes a blog at www.marginalrevolution.com and he has recently initiated an on-line economics education project, MRUniversity.com. His latest book *The Complacent Class* came out earlier this year and has been on the bestseller lists.