Comedy bio for Yoram Bauman (yur-AHM BAUW-min)
Please edit as you see fit: the shorter the better! And if you want the correct pronunciation of my name (I’m not particular about it, so don’t worry unless you want to), my first name rhymes with “your MOM” or “dot COM”. (Sadly, the domain name yoram.com is already taken.) Also, for the record my official title is not Professor because I’m not tenure-track; the easiest thing to say is that I’m an environmental economist, but if you really want a fancy title then go with Dr. Bauman.
Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”, performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, which is now available in Chinese, German, Italian, etc. Speaking of foreign languages, he is also the organizer of the humor session at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.
Yoram lives in Seattle, where he founded Non-Profit Comedy, a series of benefit shows that raised almost $100,000 for local non-profits. He has a BA in mathematics from Reed College and a PhD in economics from the University of Washington. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing. He is a fellow at Sightline Institute in Seattle, and in 2011 he spent 5 months in Beijing as a visiting scholar at the University of International Business and Economics. His website is www.standupeconomist.com.
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Yoram Bauman is an environmental economist and a carbon tax Fellow at Sightline Institute, where he co-authored Tax Shift with Alan Durning. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Washington and works in Washington State and elsewhere on climate change economics and policy, especially carbon pricing. His most recent academic paper (“Climate sensitivity: should the climate tail wag the policy dog?”) was co-authored with UW climate scientist Gerard Roe and appeared in the April 2013 issue of Climatic Change.