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Economics, comedy, and climate change

Yoram Bauman Ph.D. will share insights from his career as “the world’s first and only stand-up economist” and from his efforts to implement pocketbook-friendly climate policies, including a possible research/policy idea for India.

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Economics, comedy, and climate change
Economics, comedy, and climate change

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17 Nov 2022, 9:00 pm

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About the Event

About the Speaker:

Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”, performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from the late Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, the Cartoon Introduction to Calculus, and the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, which is now available in Mandarin, Mongolian, and a dozen other languages. Speaking of foreign languages, he also founded the humor session at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

Yoram lives in Salt Lake City and works on economics and climate change policy in Utah, but before that he spent 20 years in Seattle, where he was the founder of Carbon Washington, which in 2016 placed the first-ever carbon tax measure on the ballot in the United States. 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.

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