Tyler Watts

Tyler Watts
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.

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Lower Oil Prices: Dark Cloud or Silver Lining?

Current deflation is a good thing for the US economy
MARCH 30, 2015

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"

DECEMBER 19, 2014

Outsourcing boosts productivity and living standards.


How Three Neighbors Got Gas: A Parable

FEBRUARY 22, 2013

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


Outsourcing Is Bad for the Economy?

OCTOBER 18, 2012

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.


Outsourcing Is Bad?

It's the division of labor, that is, cooperation.
AUGUST 27, 2012

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


Government Spending Cuts Are Bad for the Economy?

Take a closer look.
AUGUST 15, 2012

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.


Not Enough Inflation?

JUNE 27, 2012


Mergers Harm Competition?

APRIL 26, 2012


The Canard of "Underutilized Resources"

It's malinvestment that plagues us.
NOVEMBER 18, 2010

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