Economy Jan 23

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D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity: More Economics Comedy Routines

Yesterday we featured the econo-comedy of stand-up economist Yoram Bauman at this year's annual convention of dismal scientists. Today we present a few more snippets from the convention's comedy session. Emceeing was University of Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee, a…

Economy Jan 22

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Hyperinflation in Hell: An Economics Comedy Routine

Video courtesy of Yoram Bauman. Known as "the dismal science" for a reason that is itself dismal, economics has a tradition of humor long reliant on a few stock, self-deprecating jokes. A physicist, chemist and economist are stranded…

Jan 04

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Laughing at Macroeconomics: A Cartoon Introduction

By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell Unemployment rates, inflation, poverty, exchange rates -- all familiar topics for readers who frequent this page. Normally, these are no laughing matter. But cartoonist Grady Klein and stand-up comedian Yoram Bauman (who should…

EmbedVideo(2296, 620, 386); This penultimate post from Our Man in Beijing, standup economist Yoram Bauman, chronicles a true test: doing jokes in front of a Chinese audience. The responses are instructive, as are Yoram's responses during the Q&A.

// This penultimate post from Our Man in Beijing, standup economist Yoram Bauman, chronicles a true test: doing jokes in front of a Chinese audience. The responses are instructive, as are Yoram's responses during the Q&A. His answer about horses…

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