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!
+ Nov 4, 2014 Seattle UW Bookstore At UW Bookstore at 7pm on T Nov 4. + 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. + Nov 10, 2014 Glasgow (Scotland) University of Glasgow At the University of Glasgow on Monday 10 November. Here's what I know so far: The place where the show will take place is GUU (Glasgow University Union) Debates Chamber. The show will start at or after 6pm, details TBD. ASES society members get in free, other students pay 5 Pounds, non-students pay 6 Pounds. + Nov 11, 2014 Edinburgh (Scotland) University of Edinburgh Details TBD at the University of Edinburgh on T Nov 11. + Nov 12, 2014 Brighton (UK) University of Sussex Details TBD at the University of Sussex on W November 12. + Dec 1, 2014 Bartow FL Gause Academy I'll be doing one of the free shows I try to do for public high schools and other worthy audiences, this one at Gause Academy in Bartow FL on the morning of Monday Dec 1 with teacher Melissa Konkol! + Dec 1, 2014 Tampa FL Tentative in Tampa FL Details TBD.
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.