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The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the worlds only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, PhD, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics youll ever read.
 
Bauman has put the “comedy” into “economy” at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his “Principles of Economics, Translated” is a YouTube cult classic). As an educator at both the university and high school levels, he has learned how to make economics relevant to todays world and todays students. As Googles chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, “You dont need a brand-new economics. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didnt get to when you studied economics.” The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about integrating the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin.
 
Rendering the cool stuff fun is the artistry of the illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Klein. Panel by panel, page by page, he puts comics into economics. So if the vertiginous economy or a dour professors 600-page econ textbook has you desperate for a fun, factual guide to economics, reach for The Cartoon Introduction to Economics and let the collaborative genius of the Klein-Bauman team walk you through an entire introductory microeconomics course.
An environmental economist at the University of Washington (and a part-time teacher at Seattles Lakeside High School), Yoram Bauman, PhD, is the worlds first and only stand-up economist. He has put the “comedy” into “economy” at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his “Principles of Economics, Translated” is a YouTube cult classic).

A freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and animator, Grady Klein is the creator of the Lost Colony series of graphic novels.

From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics ever published. The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein and the worlds only 'stand-up economist,' Yoram Bauman, Ph.D. conceived and created this guide to take the 'dismal' out of 'the dismal science.'

As an educator at both the university and high school levels, Bauman has learned how to make economics relevant to todays world and todays students. He adopts the viewpoint of Googles chief economist, Hal Varian, who wrote, “You dont need a brand-new economics. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didnt get to when you studied economics.” The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about integrating 'the really cool stuff' into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin.

 
Illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Klein turns 'the really cool' economics into comics with artistry and clarity. This fun, factual guide can supplement a 600-page economics textbook or provide the basics for an introductory microeconomics course.
"Learning economics should be fun. Klein and Bauman make sure that it is.”—N. Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and author of Principles of Economics

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

“Hilarity and economics are not often found together, but this book has a lot of both. It also does a great job of explaining important economic concepts simply, accurately, and entertainingly—quite a feat.”—Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics

“Bauman and Klein present solid basic economics in a brilliant cartoon wrapper. The authors successfully shine a happy light on the dismal science.”—Hugo Sonnenschein, Distinguished Service Professor and President Emeritus, University of Chicago

“This is a seriously funny book! Klein and Bauman offer an enlightening and entertaining look at why our day-to-day choices matter and how they all combine. Students will find this a great addition to their textbooks, and critics of the discipline will learn what economics is really about.”—Diane Coyle, author of The Soulful Science

“Had Art Spiegelman and John Maynard Keynes collaborated on a comic book on economics, they could only have dreamed of coming up with something this good.”—Jonathan A. Shayne, founder of Shayne & Co., LLC

"There's a lot to like in Klein and Bauman's The Cartoon Introduction to Economics.  It's fun, it's funny, and it teaches a lot of economics."—Bryan Caplan, EconLog, The Library of Economics and Liberty

 
"This book is well organized and direct, using its overviews to deflate some of the pomposity that surrounds economic theory. While pro–free trade, the book regards the theories it presents with a slight grain of salt, giving the reader an even broader view of economic history, with the trends that worked short- and long-term . . . Those who are assigned a class in microeconomics might find some enjoyment in this book, a potential respite from their dry assignments."—Publishers Weekly

Review:

"As a study aide, if you can get past — or roll with — the often-precious humor presented by humorist/Ph.D. Bauman, this book is well organized and direct, using its overviews to deflate some of the pomposity that surrounds economic theory. While pro — free trade, the book regards the theories it presents with a slight grain of salt, giving the reader an even broader view of economic history, with the trends that worked short- and long-term. Often, though, this is almost as tedious as an economics textbook — only those who are assigned a class in microeconomics might find some enjoyment in this book, a potential respite from their dry assignments. Also on the negative side, the drawings seem to be flat blobs. For those required to study the subject or already familiar with it, this has some value as a colorful brush up, but the merely curious may struggle." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Award-winning illustrator Klein has paired up with the world's only stand-up economist to take the dismal out of the dismal science and create the most digestible, explicable, and humorous introduction to microeconomics available.

Synopsis:

The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the worlds only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 208-page introduction to microeconomics youll ever read.
 
From comedy clubs in Boston, New York City, D.C., San Francisco, and Seattle to universities in the United States, Canada, and England to numerous professional associations, Bauman has disproved before capacity crowds that economics is by definition dull. (His “Principles of Economics, Translated” is a YouTube cult classic among economists.) The solution isnt just about putting comics back in economics. As Googles chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, “You dont need a brand new economics [to understand the information-based economy]. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didnt get to when you studied economics.” The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about explaining the really cool stuff, all the insights of game theory made over the last fifty years. Of course, the award-winning illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Grady Klein makes sure that comics is in fact put back into economicswhich is critical, because The Cartoon Introduction to Economics walks you through an entire introductory microeconomics course that still, alas, includes some of that less-than-cool stuff. But the collaborative genius of the Klein-Bauman team makes even decision trees, taxes, and margins not only explicable but fun.

Synopsis:

The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the worlds only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, PhD, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics youll ever read.
 
Bauman has put the “comedy” into “economy” at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his “Principles of Economics, Translated” is a YouTube cult classic). As an educator at both the university and high school levels, he has learned how to make economics relevant to todays world and todays students. As Googles chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, “You dont need a brand-new economics. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didnt get to when you studied economics.” The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about integrating the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin.
 
Rendering the cool stuff fun is the artistry of the illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Klein. Panel by panel, page by page, he puts comics into economics. So if the vertiginous economy or a dour professors 600-page econ textbook has you desperate for a fun, factual guide to economics, reach for The Cartoon Introduction to Economics and let the collaborative genius of the Klein-Bauman team walk you through an entire introductory microeconomics course.

About the Author

A freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and animator, Grady Klein is the creator of the Lost Colony series of graphic novels. An environmental economist at the University of Washington (and a part-time teacher at Seattles Lakeside High School), Yoram Bauman, PhD, is the worlds first and only stand-up economist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809094813
Author:
Klein, Grady
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Author:
Yoram Bauman, Ph.D.
Author:
Bauman, Yoram , Ph.D.
Author:
Bauman, Yoram
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Microeconomics
Subject:
Economics - Microeconomics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
Volume 1: Microecono
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-White Illustrations Throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.92 x 7 x 0.64 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As a study aide, if you can get past — or roll with — the often-precious humor presented by humorist/Ph.D. Bauman, this book is well organized and direct, using its overviews to deflate some of the pomposity that surrounds economic theory. While pro — free trade, the book regards the theories it presents with a slight grain of salt, giving the reader an even broader view of economic history, with the trends that worked short- and long-term. Often, though, this is almost as tedious as an economics textbook — only those who are assigned a class in microeconomics might find some enjoyment in this book, a potential respite from their dry assignments. Also on the negative side, the drawings seem to be flat blobs. For those required to study the subject or already familiar with it, this has some value as a colorful brush up, but the merely curious may struggle." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Award-winning illustrator Klein has paired up with the world's only stand-up economist to take the dismal out of the dismal science and create the most digestible, explicable, and humorous introduction to microeconomics available.
"Synopsis" by ,
The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the worlds only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 208-page introduction to microeconomics youll ever read.
 
From comedy clubs in Boston, New York City, D.C., San Francisco, and Seattle to universities in the United States, Canada, and England to numerous professional associations, Bauman has disproved before capacity crowds that economics is by definition dull. (His “Principles of Economics, Translated” is a YouTube cult classic among economists.) The solution isnt just about putting comics back in economics. As Googles chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, “You dont need a brand new economics [to understand the information-based economy]. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didnt get to when you studied economics.” The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about explaining the really cool stuff, all the insights of game theory made over the last fifty years. Of course, the award-winning illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Grady Klein makes sure that comics is in fact put back into economicswhich is critical, because The Cartoon Introduction to Economics walks you through an entire introductory microeconomics course that still, alas, includes some of that less-than-cool stuff. But the collaborative genius of the Klein-Bauman team makes even decision trees, taxes, and margins not only explicable but fun.
"Synopsis" by ,
The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the worlds only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, PhD, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics youll ever read.
 
Bauman has put the “comedy” into “economy” at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his “Principles of Economics, Translated” is a YouTube cult classic). As an educator at both the university and high school levels, he has learned how to make economics relevant to todays world and todays students. As Googles chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, “You dont need a brand-new economics. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didnt get to when you studied economics.” The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about integrating the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin.
 
Rendering the cool stuff fun is the artistry of the illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Klein. Panel by panel, page by page, he puts comics into economics. So if the vertiginous economy or a dour professors 600-page econ textbook has you desperate for a fun, factual guide to economics, reach for The Cartoon Introduction to Economics and let the collaborative genius of the Klein-Bauman team walk you through an entire introductory microeconomics course.
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