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, Utah, and works on economics and climate change policy in Utah, but before that he spent twenty years in Seattle, Washington, 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 bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Reed College and a doctorate 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.