Russell Roberts is a professor of economics at the George Mason University Mercatus Center. Roberts founded and directed the Management Center (now the Center for Experiential Learning) at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Roberts is a regular commentator on business and economics for National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He focuses on communicating economics to non-economists, and to that end is the host of the award-winning podcast EconTalk (sponsored by the Library of Economics and Liberty). He also blogs at Cafe Hayek with Donald J. Boudreaux at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia. He published the novel The Invisible Heart which conveys economic ideas in the context of a narrative. In 2008, Roberts released another novel, The Price of Everything, which addresses concepts such as spontaneous order, price gouging, and market economics in crisis situations. He is currently a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

He is also the author of the popular rap videos "Fear the Boom and Bust", which feature a battle of ideas in economics between Hayek and Keynes, two leading economists of the 20th Century. The videos have been watched so far over 3 million times

Link to the rap (with Hebrew subtitles):