Yoram Bauman

  • November 16, 2011    

    Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users here on his Making Sen$e page. Wednesday’s query is answered first by Paul, and further down by Yoram Bauman, our frequent economist contributor from China: Name: Rob Griffith Question: … Continue reading

  • November 9, 2011    

    Economic analysis of a local, family-run bread bakery is the topic of the latest dispatch from Yoram Bauman, our temporary economist-in-residence in China. Using his improving (but still a bit limited) language skills and a visit to the local Wu-Mart, … Continue reading

  • October 14, 2011    

    In this latest dispatch from China, stand-up economist Yoram Bauman explores the possibility of a Beijing housing bubble. We first reported on this threat in our “China on the Rise” series back in 2005, when MIT economist and FOM$* Yasheng … Continue reading

  • August 31, 2011    

    Another vlog today from Our Man in Beijing, Stand-up Economist Yoram Bauman. He’s not in China as a comedian, of course, but as an environmental economist, which this post explains. (It also explains why he keeps a roll of toilet … Continue reading

  • July 27, 2011    

    The short third installment of Yoram Bauman’s vlog from China is well worth the watching, highlighting the tension between the “official” China and what’s really going on there. Communist Party founder Mao AND $300,000 Porsche’s? Yoram asks. “Do hen hao!” … Continue reading

  • July 15, 2011    

    Standup economist Yoram Bauman has now made it to China and filed the second of his vlogs for us from Beijing. We found his comparison of China to Ecuador fascinating. For those who crave a heavier dose of Yoram’s wit, … Continue reading

  • July 11, 2011    

    Economics was dubbed “the dismal science” by 19th century English intellectual Thomas Carlyle. The reason: the Reverend Thomas Malthus’ grim prediction, around 1800, that population would inevitably outstrip food supply, since the former grows geometrically (1,2,4,8…), the latter, arithmetically (1,2,3,4…). … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2010   BY  

    Paul Solman: We’ve gotten such a great response to last week’s segment on comedy at the annual economics convention that we’d like to showcase a few more outtakes from stand-up economist Yoram Bauman’s routine. Enjoy.

  • February 4, 2010  

    Economics isn’t exactly a side-splitting discipline, but at a recent economics convention in Atlanta, self-proclaimed “stand-up economist” Yoram Bauman showed it’s possible to infuse the sober science with monetary mirth. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2009   BY  

    Paul Solman: The NewsHour and then the Business Desk were, so far as we know, the first national stages for the self-professed “world’s first and only stand-up economist,” Yoram Bauman. We have henceforth taken what might be called a paternal … Continue reading

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