LEWISTON — Bates College presents “standup economist” Yoram Bauman with a presentation called “Comedy, Economics and Climate Change” at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

The lecture is open to the public at no cost. It is presented by the economics department and co-sponsored by the politics department, the environmental studies program and the division of social sciences. For more information, call 207-786-8296.

Bauman’s goals in life, he says, are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy, to reform economics education and to implement carbon pricing. He performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from comedian Robin Williams to political and economics commentator Paul Krugman.

Bauman is an environmental economist focusing on climate-change economics and policy. He is a Carbon Tax Fellow at Sightline Institute, an organization that researches best practices in public policy to advance sustainability in the Northwest, and belongs to the CarbonWA.org effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State.

He lives in Seattle, where he founded Non-Profit Comedy, a series of benefit shows that raised almost $100,000 for local nonprofits.

He has appeared in Time Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the two-volume “Cartoon Introduction to Economics,” which has been translated into several languages.

Co-authored with University of Washington climate scientist Gerard Roe, Bauman’s academic paper “Climate sensitivity: Should the climate tail wag the policy dog?” appeared in the April 2013 issue of Climatic Change.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Reed College and a doctorate in economics from the University of Washington. His website is www.standupeconomist.com.

‘Standup economist’ will bring light touch to climate-change policy in Bates College lecture

LEWISTON, Maine — Bates College presents “standup economist” Yoram Bauman with a presentation called “Comedy, Economics and Climate Change” at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

The lecture is open to the public at no cost. It is presented by the economics department and co-sponsored by the politics department, the environmental studies program and the division of social sciences. For more information, please call 207-786-8296.

Bauman’s goals in life, he says, are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing. He performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from comedian Robin Williams to political and economics commentator Paul Krugman.

Bauman is an environmental economist focusing on climate-change economics and policy. He is a Carbon Tax Fellow at Sightline Institute, an organization that researches best practices in public policy to advance sustainability in the Northwest, and belongs to the CarbonWA.org effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State.

He lives in Seattle, where he founded Non-Profit Comedy, a series of benefit shows that raised almost $100,000 for local non-profits.

He has appeared in Time Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the two-volume “Cartoon Introduction to Economics” (Hill & Wang, 2010), which has been translated into several languages.

Co-authored with University of Washington climate scientist Gerard Roe, Bauman’s academic paper “Climate sensitivity: Should the climate tail wag the policy dog?” appeared in the April 2013 issue of Climatic Change.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Reed College and a doctorate in economics from the University of Washington. His website is www.standupeconomist.com.


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