Tyler Beck Goodspeed is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. He was formerly a Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London, as well as a Junior Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford. His primary research and teaching interests are in the fields of economic and financial history and monetary economics, with secondary interests in political economy, development, and the history of economic thought.
His most recent book, Legislating Instability, examines the effects of unlimited liability and regulatory capture on financial stability in "free banking" Scotland. He also has a forthcoming book, Famine and Finance, on the market for small loans during the Great Famine of Ireland, as well as companion articles in the Journal of Development Economics and World Bank Economic Review. Tyler's current research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and North American economic history, with particular attention to informal banking and the political economy of financial regulation, as well as long-run economic development. Previously, in his first book, Rethinking the Keynesian Revolution, he analyzed the debates between John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek, considering the relevance of those debates to contemporary monetary economics.
Goodspeed earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2014. He received his A.B. from Harvard College, summa cum laude, in 2008, and from 2008-2009 was a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. He is also an avid distance runner.