“The funniest papers in the history of economics”
Check out my latest video, filmed at the Humor Session at the Jan 2016 annual meeting of the American Economic Association. (For more info see my collection of funny economics articles or the Virtual Specialized Issue of Economic Inquiry.) All together my videos have over 1 million hits on YouTube.
+ Sep 29, 2018 Salt Lake City UT CCL Regional Conference I'll be doing a keynote talk at the Citizens' Climate Lobby regional conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday Sept 29 from 1:30-2:30pm. Register here! + Oct 1, 2018 Salt Lake City UT Paternity leave! I'll be on paternity leave during the month of October! + Nov 14, 2018 Norfolk VA Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) I'll be giving an evening talk at the 2018 AFCPE® Research and Training Symposium in Norfolk VA on W Nov 14. Register at the link! + Nov 20, 2018 Ogden UT Wasatch Audubon I will be doing a comedy-and-carbon-tax show for Wasatch Audubon at Ogden Nature Center on T Nov 20 at 7pm. All are welcome, but it’s a small-ish room so I’m asking folks to RSVP to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). + Jan 5, 2019 Atlanta GA 11th Annual AEA Economics Humor Session in Honor of Caroline Postelle Clotfelter The AEA Humor Session will be on Sat Jan 5, 2019, at 8pm in Atlanta, details TBD. The humor session is one of the only parts of the American Economic Association annual meeting that is free and open to the public! (Registration for the full conference---more info here---is well worth it if you're into economics :) + Feb 26, 2019 Salt Lake City UT University of Utah U Saves Week 2019 I'll be part of the University of Utah U Saves Week 2019, tentatively scheduled for mid-day on T Feb 26. More details to come from the U of U Personal Money Management Center! + Mar 16, 2019 San Jose CA Harker School Business and Economics Conference: BEcon Details TBD, but I will be part of the 2019 BEcon conference in San Jose on Saturday March 16. The conference is organized by students at the Harker School and I will be at their campus the previous day (F March 15) to visit classes and talk with students.
I’ve gone Hollywood!
In 2014 I was 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!
I filmed a “Numbers Don’t Lie” 30-second promo video, plus the 90-second “Tomatoes” video you see here and four other 90-second videos: “Petting Zoo”, “Surf Shop”, “Salvage Recycle”, and “Roadside Rescue”. And FYI see also this ad starring Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent!
My new Cartoon Climate book!