• My new Cartoon Climate book!

    The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change is now out! Here are excerpts, reviews, detailed page notes, and more. (Here’s similar info about Cartoon Micro and Cartoon Macro.)

    PS. Thanks to everyone who supported us on Kickstarter! And if you’re in the USA, you can get a signed copy by donating $100 to the CarbonWA carbon tax campaign :)

    More info

  • 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!

    Ford Transit Connect videos

  • Yoram Bauman in front of Comedy Underground

    Upcoming Shows

    + 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 University of South Florida
    Free and open to the public at USF on M Dec 1 in the Oval Theatre in the Marshall Student Center. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm!
    + Dec 2, 2014 New Tampa FL Freedom High School
    I'll be doing one of the free shows I try to do for public high schools and other worthy audiences, this one at Freedom HIgh School in New Tampa FL on the afternoon of T Dec 2 with teacher Barbara Brisco!
    + Dec 2, 2014 Tampa FL CFA Society of Tampa Bay
    On T December 2nd from 5:30 – 8:30pm with the CFA Society of Tampa Bay. FREE for CFA Society Tampa Bay Members, $50 for non-members. Details and RSVP here.
    + Dec 15, 2014 San Francisco CA AGU Fall Meeting
    I'll be doing two talks at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. For the first one, I'll be on during the ice-breaker on Monday evening Dec 15 from about 7-9pm. ("The Icebreaker will be open to all attendees and guests. A guest is a spouse, friend, or adult child---18 years old and older---who is not working in a geophysical sciences-related occupation or field and who has purchased a guest pass.") Exact time and location TBD, and PS the second talk will be at the Atmospheric Sciences dinner on Dec 16.
    + Dec 16, 2014 San Francisco CA AGU Fall Meeting
    I'll be doing two talks at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. For the second one, I'll be part of the Atmospheric Sciences section dinner on Tuesday Dec 16 at 6:30pm. ("The Atmospheric Sciences dinner will be only for those who purchase tickets to the dinner.")
    + 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 :)

    Details and more shows

  • Book covers

    Cartoon Economics

    The Cartoon Introduction to Economics (Volume 1: Micro and Volume 2: Macro) is now available in 12 foreign languages!

    All my books

  • 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!

    Learn more and help out

  • “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.

    All my videos

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