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Tyler Watts is an assistant professor of economics at East Texas Baptist University.  Prior to this, he was an assistant professor of economics at Ball State University and a visiting assistant professor of economics at Grand Valley State University. Watts earned his PhD in economics at George Mason University in 2010. While at George Mason, he was a Mercatus Center PhD Fellow. His research has appeared in the Independent Review, Review of Austrian Economics, and Journal of Private Enterprise.

Tyler Watts's Articles

Lower Oil Prices: Dark Cloud or Silver Lining?

The plummeting price of oil is great news — not just for drivers, but for all consumers. So why are some economists so intent on seeing cheaper goods as bad news?

#36 – "Outsourcing Is Bad for the Economy"

Outsourcing boosts productivity and living standards.

- December 19, 2014

How Three Neighbors Got Gas: A Parable

Think scarce resources demand a centralized rationing system? Think again—prices can do the work a lot more efficiently. 

- February 22, 2013

Outsourcing Is Bad for the Economy?

Politicians love blaming economic troubles on outsourcing. But outsourcing is fundamental to the creation of wealth—and it happens constantly, with nearly everything we buy, explains Tyler Watts.

- October 18, 2012

Outsourcing Is Bad?

Economics makes clear that outsourcing is not the problem; the problem is scarcity. Outsourcing is (part of) the solution.

- August 27, 2012

Government Spending Cuts Are Bad for the Economy?

Government spending can boost short-term indicators, but that's not the same as sustaining the long-term health of the economy. In fact, spending tends to obscure its true condition, if not prolong the problems.  

- August 15, 2012

The Canard of "Underutilized Resources"

Despite the seductive logic of the Keynesian physicians, printing money is patent-medicine quackery that stands to do the patient more harm than good.

- November 18, 2010

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