Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs

Tyler Cowen explores the world of ideas in one-on-one dialogues with today’s top thinkers.

Apr 07, 2015
3:30pm5:00pm
Founders Hall Auditorium Arlington Campus at George Mason University 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Event Speakers

Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University

Jeffery Sachs

University Professor, Columbia University

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Jeffrey Sachs and Tyler Cowen, both New York Times best-selling authors, are among today’s top global leaders and most influential economists. Join these leading thinkers in a serious dialogue on the ideas and policies that will likely shape economic development in the coming years and decades.

Throughout history, some countries’ economies have thrived while others have failed. Currently, one in six people in the world lives on less than $1 per day.

What is the connection between a country’s economic policies and environment and its economic growth? What role does a global marketplace play in a country’s economic growth? What are potential solutions being discussed to bring greater prosperity to these countries? By exploring why some countries have grown out of poverty while others haven’t, we can better understand how to fight global poverty for future generations.

Prof. Sachs is a leader and one of the preeminent scholars in this field. He has dedicated years of work to answering these types of questions. Please join us for what promises to be one of the most important discussions on development economics in recent years. After the program, we invite you to stay for a reception.