Best selling economist, Gregory Mankiw, has given us 10 principles to understand economics with. "Standup Economist", Yoram Bauman, translates those principles for us in this week's Ignite episode. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Yoram Bauman performs at comedy clubs, colleges, and corporate events around the world as “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”. Yoram is the co-author of The Cartoon Introduction to Economics and the organizer of the humor session at the American Economic Association annual meeting. He has appeared in TIME Magazine, on PBS and NPR, and on YouTube, where his videos have over 700,000 hits.
Yoram lives in Seattle and appears regularly at the Comedy Underground as part of a political comedy benefit show called Non-Profit Comedy that has raised over $75,000 for local non-profits. He has a BA in mathematics from Reed College, a PhD in economics from the University of Washington, and spends his non-comedy hours teaching in the UW environmental studies program (and also at Bainbridge Graduate Institute and at Lakeside High School), researching the economics of climate change, and campaigning for environmental tax reform.
His website is www.standupeconomist.com.