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 28, 2015 Seattle Seattle UUC I'll be giving a talk on W Jan 28 at 7pm at Seattle UUC as part of their Climate Week! All are welcome! + Feb 10, 2015 Seattle Seward Park Audubon On T Feb 10 from 6-8pm, free and open to the public! Details here, or scroll down! Urban Naturalist Series - Yoram Bauman Tuesday, February 10, 6:00 - 8:00pm FREE No pre-registration required All Ages "Climate change is a very complex and expansive topic and Yoram Bauman, Ph.D. helps breakdown the issues through an unlikely method: stand-up comedy. Billed as the first and only stand-up economist, Bauman has recently published his latest book, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, where the issue is dealt with through science, humor and optimism. Now Yoram will bring his entertaining and urgent message to the Royal Room in Columbia City as part of Seward Park Audubon Center's Naturalist's Lecture Series." + Feb 11, 2015 Seattle Pinchot University I'll be doing a 20-minute headliner set at a Pinchot University fundraising event on W Feb 11. Details on this Facebook page, but here's what else I know: Who: Business leaders, distinguished guests, Pinchot University students, Faculty, and Alumni, community partners, and basically anyone who wants to come have a good time doing something awesome supporting Pinchot Students. What: Part Auction, part networking, part fun and inspiring When: February 11th, 2015 Where: The HUB Seattle, WA Why: Proceeds dedicated to supporting BGI's student leadership through business case competitions, student groups and scholarships. + 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 Room 210AB (San Jose Convention Center)). 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 14, 2015 San Jose CA AAAS Humor Session I'll be part of the Annals of Improbable Research Humor Session at the 2015 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) conference in San Jose. The Humor Session will be from 8-10pm on Saturday Feb 14 in the Almaden Ballroom (Hilton San Jose). + Feb 17, 2015 Memphis TN University of Memphis Details TBD about a seminar plus a comedy talk at the University of Memphis on T Feb 17. + Feb 19, 2015 Anacortes WA EDA of Skagit County At the annual dinner of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County on Th Feb 19 at the Swinomish Casino in Anacortes. Details and tickets here.
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.