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Dr. Yoram Bauman

Yoram Bauman, Ph.D.

DANVILLE, VA, February 11, 2014 - The Barkhouser Free Enterprise Center at Danville Community College will present “the world’s first and only stand-up comic economist?, Dr. Yoram Bauman, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 7 p.m., and on Thursday, March 6, at 11:00 a.m., in DCC’s Oliver Hall (Temple Building). Bauman is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, which focuses on both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Thirty of his books will be given away at each session.

Bauman, who describes himself as “the world’s first and only stand-up comic economist?, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Reed College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington. In 2011, he spent five months in Beijing as a visiting scholar at the University of International Business and Economics.

He is an environmental economist and a carbon tax Fellow at Sightline Institute, where he co-authored Tax Shift with Alan Durning. He works in Washington State and elsewhere on climate change economics and policy, especially carbon pricing. His most recent academic paper (“Climate sensitivity: should the climate tail wag the policy dog??) was co-authored with UW climate scientist Gerard Roe and it appeared in the April 2013 issue of Climatic Change.

Bauman performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME magazine and on Public Broadcasting Station and National Public Radio. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this Barkhouser Free Enterprise Center event at Danville Community College, please contact Dr. Vince Decker, Professor of Business Management, at 434.797.8470, or click here.


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