Even in these difficult economic times, folks can find something to laugh about.
Yoram Bauman, The Stand-Up Economist, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the University Ballroom of Eastern Illinois University's MLK Jr. Union. Admission is free and open to the public.
Bauman has appeared at venues ranging from the New York Improv to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting. He can also be seen on YouTube, where his videos have more than 500,000 hits.
He was also recently featured in Time magazine and on the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Bauman received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Reed College and a doctorate in economics from the University of Washington. He spends his non-comedy hours teaching in the UW environmental studies program and researching the economics of climate change.
The Seattle resident has authored or co-authored three books, as well as articles in popular and scholarly publications. His next book (coming out in early 2010, co-authored with Grady Klein) is a cartoon introduction to economics.
Bauman's EIU appearance is being sponsored by Eastern's Department of Economics and the Economics Club. More information can be found at Bauman's website -- http://www.standupeconomist.com.