Yoram Bauman

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Yoram Bauman at the 2010 Texas Book Festival.

Yoram Keyes Bauman (born November 19, 1973)[1] is an American economist and stand-up comedian.[2]


Bauman grew up in San Francisco where he received an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, Bauman attended graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, Where he obtained a Ph.D. in Economics.

Bauman is an environmental economist. He works as a professor at the University of Washington, in the Program on the Environment,[clarification needed] Bainbridge Graduate School, and Lakeside School. He is the co-author of the 1998 book Tax Shift which advocates switching taxation from income and property to resource consumption.[3]

Bauman bills himself as the "world's first and only stand-up economist."[4] His video Principles of Economics, translated has more than 1 million views on YouTube.[5]

Selected Publications[edit]

  • The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume 1: Microeconomics
  • The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume 2: Macroeconomics
  • Stand-Up Economics: The Micro Textbook
  • Tax Shift (with Alan Durning)
  • The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change (with Grady Klein)


  1. ^ Bauman, Yoram. Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change[permanent dead link]. Sightline Institute: 2010. p. 17.
  2. ^ Chansanchai, Athima (January 29, 2007). "Do-gooders and good humor mix well on Non-Profit Nights, and that's no joke". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ Carey, John (April 13, 1998). "Give Green Taxes a Green Light". BusinessWeek. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ Kim, Susan (January 15, 2009). "Didja Hear the One About the Funny Economist?". Time. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVp8UGjECt4

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