Yoram Bauman
The "Stand-Up Economist"

Described by The New York Times as “an economist who teaches at the University of Washington and performs stand-up comedy”, Yoram Bauman performs as “the world’s first and only stand-up economist” at venues ranging from the New York Improv to the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting, and also on YouTube, where his videos have had over 500,000 hits.


Bauman 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 researching the economics of climate change. He has authored and co-authored three books – Tax Shift, Quantum Microeconomics, and Quantum Microeconomics with Calculus – as well as several articles in popular and scholarly publications. He lives in Seattle, where he appears regularly at the Comedy Underground and runs a political comedy benefit show called Non-Profit Comedy that has raised over $40,000 for local non-profits. Bauman also acts as the Specialized Co-Editor for Miscellany of the journal Economic Inquiry. In 2008 his Supply Side World Tour included shows at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Bank for International Settlements, Harvard University, and Oxford University.

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“Learning economics should be fun. Klein and Bauman make sure that it is.”
—N. Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and author ofPrinciples of Economics

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—Hugo Sonnenschein, Distinguished Service Professor and President Emeritus, University of Chicago

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