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Alexander Taghi Tabarrok (born 1966) is a Canadian-American economist and co-author, with Tyler Cowen, of the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ventured into online education with Marginal Revolution University.
Both Cowen and Tabarrok are professors at Virginia's George Mason University and fellows with the school's Mercatus Center. In addition, Tabarrok is director of research for the Oakland, California based think tank the Independent Institute. He is the son of the late mechanical engineering professor Behrooz (Bez) Tabarrok.
His doctoral studies were done at George Mason University where he received his Ph.D. in 1994.
In 2012, David Brooks called Tabarrok one of the most influential bloggers on the right, writing that he is among those who "start from broadly libertarian premises but do not apply them in a doctrinaire way."
- Brooks, David (2012-11-19). "The Conservative Future". New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- Tabarrok's GMU home page
- Tabarrok's bio at the Mercatus Center
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Roberts, Russ. "Alex Tabarrok Podcasts". EconTalk. Library of Economics and Liberty.
- Tabarrok's talk at TED 2009