Yoram Bauman: The Stand-Up Economist

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Yoram Bauman is "the world’s first and only stand-up economist.” His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing.

He has appeared in TIME Magazine, on PBS and NPR, and on YouTube, where his videos have over a million hits. Yoram is the co-author of The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, and he is 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 has raised almost $100,000 for local non-profits. He spends his non-comedy hours teaching in the UW environmental studies program, researching the economics of climate change, and campaigning for environmental tax reform. 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

David A. Weisbach