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.) + Sep 29, 2014 Tucson AZ Tentative in Tucson Arizona Details TBD. + Sep 30, 2014 Phoenix AZ Tentative in Phoenix Arizona TBD. + Oct 6, 2014 Washington DC Inter-American Development Bank Free and open to the public at the Inter-American Development Bank In Washington DC on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Photo ID required. Location: Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Avenue NW at Metro Center. More information: 202-623-1410 @BIDCultura + Oct 7, 2014 Boston Boston Consulting Group In Boston on the early evening of Oct 7 with BCG. This event is not open to the public (sorry!) but I'd love to do other events while I'm in town! + 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.
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.