Dr. Tyler Cowen, General Director of the Mercatus Center, to speak at BB&T Lecture

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As part of the BB&T Program on the Moral Foundations of Free Enterprise, The Jesse Helms Center Foundation will welcome Dr. Tyler Cowen, General Director of the Mercatus Center and the Holbert C. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University, to Wingate University’s George A. Batte Fine Arts Center on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. for a lecture entitled “The Great Stagnation.” The lecture will be based on Cowen’s New York Times best-selling book “The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better.” This event is complimentary and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling (704) 233-1776, ext. 8.

In addition to his work at George Mason, Cowen is the co-author of the blog “Marginal Revolution,” named third best financial blog by Time Magazine in 2011. He has also been recognized as “America’s Hottest Economist” by Businessweek. His latest book “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies” will be published in April 2012 and is already receiving advance praise. Cowen’s work regularly appears in the New York Times, The New Republic, The Wilson Quarterly and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Cowen is the seventh speaker in the BB&T Program at Wingate University, made possible by a 2009 grant from the banking institution headquartered in Winston-Salem.