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!
+ Jan 4, 2015 Boston UPDATED: 7th Annual AEA Economics Humor Session in Honor of Caroline Postelle Clotfelter UPDATE Sept 28, 2014: The Humor Session WILL be happening, but I will be at home in Seattle with my 6-month-old daughter! Details for those of you in Boston: At 8pm on Sunday Jan 4 2015 at the Sheraton Boston, Republic Ballroom A & B. The humor session and the Saturday night music session are the only parts of the American Economic Association annual meeting that are free and open to the public! (Registration for the full conference---more info here---is well worth it if you're into economics :) + Jan 15, 2015 Seattle Institute for Supply Management – Western WA I'll be at the ISM-WW event at the Museum of Flight on the evening of Jan 15 2015 to moderate an Economic Panel. + Jan 24, 2015 Portland OR Earth Care Summit I'll be at the Earth Care Summit at University of Portland on January 24-25th. "This sixth annual gathering of congregations of all faiths educates, inspires and mobilizes people to take action in healing the earth and in environmental justice. The focus of our 2015 Summit is the True Costs of Climate Change." Tentatively I will be doing a comedy sketch on Saturday night Jan 24 and a workshop on Sunday evening Jan 25 with Joe Rasthetter on writing comedy for climate change. + Feb 6, 2015 Memphis TN Tentative in Memphis TN Details TBD about a possible event in Memphis TN on F Feb 6. + Feb 14, 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. Our session will on Saturday Feb 14 from 3:00-4:30pm in the San Jose Convention Center (location TBD). 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. + Feb 25, 2015 Corvalis OR Tentative in Corvalis OR Details TBD about a possible evening event in Corvalis on W evening Feb 25. + Feb 26, 2015 Portland OR Oregon Environmental Council Details TBD about an event with Oregon Environmental Council on Th Feb 26 in Portland.
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.