My new Cartoon Climate book!
I’ve gone Hollywood!
I’m the “celebrity economist” in a series of videos for the newly redesigned Ford Transit Connect, a nifty van that’s customizable, maneuverable, fuel-efficient, and could be just right for your small business :) In addition to this “Petting Zoo” video, there’s “Tomatoes”, “Surf Shop”, “Salvage Recycle”, and “Roadside Rescue”, and FYI see also this ad starring Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent!
+ Sep 8, 2014 Vancouver BC Intl Housing and Home Warranty Conference I'll be speaking at the International Housing and Home Warranty Conference 2014 in Vancouver BC around noon on M Sept 8. (UPDATE: On July 17 my talk was moved to this Monday date and time; it was previously scheduled for a different slot.) + Nov 7, 2014 Beloit WI Beloit College I'll be at Beloit College on F Nov 7 as part of the 2014 Upton Forum which features Robert N. Stavins as the 2014 Upton Scholar. My principal involvement will be to serve with three other scholars on a panel discussion on "The Ideas and Influence of Robert N. Stavins." The panel discussion will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by responses from Professor Stavins and the audience. Panelists will prepare a 20 minute talk, an essay version of which will be published in the Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations. + Dec 2, 2014 Tampa Bay FL CFA Society of Tampa Bay On T December 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm with the CFA Society of Tampa Bay. Details TBD, but "we anticipate that a limited number of seats will be available for guests (non-members). Please direct those interested to our website for more information." + Feb 12, 2015 San Jose CA American Association for the Advancement of Science I'll be part of a session on "Using Cartoons to Convey Science" at the 2015 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) conference in San Jose from Feb 12-16 2015! I'll be moderating the session, which will feature Larry Gonick, overeducated cartoonist; Manu Prakash, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University; and Barbara Tversky, Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia Teachers College. Details TBD on the exact date and time of our session. + Apr 24, 2015 Anchorage AK Alaska World Affairs Council Details TBD, but at lunch on F April 24 in Anchorage for the Alaska World Affairs Council.
Help me with my new routine!
Inspired by FMR, I’ve got a new routine called “When life gives you lemons…” and I need your help! The idea is to use this phrase to explain economic ideas, e.g., comparing an MBA (“When life gives you lemons, go corner the market for lemons”) with econ grad school (“When life gives you lemons, go read “The Market for Lemons”). Excellent entries will win signed copies of my Cartoon Economics books!
“Hyperinflation in Hell”
Check out my latest video, which came almost a full year earlier than the Wall Street Journal‘s Aug 20 2013 article, “In Hong Kong, Inflation Worries Spook the Spirit World”. (My video was filmed at the Humor Session at the Jan 2013 annual meeting of the American Economic Association.) All together my videos have over 1 million hits on YouTube.