Since Fall 2006 I've been teaching Introduction to Environmental Economics and team-teaching Introduction to Environmental Studies at the University of Washington's Program on the Environment, which was awarded a 2007 Brotman Award for Instructional Excellence. I've also been teaching at Lakeside High School and Bainbridge Graduate Institute and have been engaged in a number of consulting projects. And I've continued to pursue my side career as the world's first and only stand-up economist, with YouTube logging over 500,000 view of my economics jokes.
My resume (.pdf). Academic types can read my CV (.pdf) and my working papers. I was the project economist for "Impacts of Climate Change on Washington's Economy" (January 2007). This report was commissioned by the state government and was produced by the Climate Leadership Initiative; press reports include stories in the Seattle P-I (which also ran this editorial), the Seattle Times (which also ran this editorial), and NPR's Day to Day.
Quantum Microeconomics is an open-source online textbook for introductory and intermediate microeconomics.
My class page has syllabi for principles, game theory, health economics, and Social Security.
My stand-up comedy page is now at www.standupeconomist.com!
Here is a random picture from my photo gallery.
I love words, food, and laughter.
Check out stories and pictures from my trip to Ecuador in September 2005.
At Christmas dinner 2003, my 90-year-old WASP grandmother (Helen Winter, 1915-2009) read this Buddhist Prayer as a new family tradition.
If you're coming to dinner, here's a map to my house.
For Pete's sake, fill out a living will. (Fellow WA residents should click here; otherwise, scroll down to find your state. I can't vouch for registering online; I just filled it out longhand and gave photocopies to trusted friends.)
Each year I try to gather 1,000 signatures for a worthy ballot measure in Washington State. In 2008 it was I-1000, Death with Dignity... vote for it in November, and three cheers for Washington's voters for passing I-937, clean and renewable energy in 2006 and I-901, smoke-free workplaces in 2005! (For the exceptionally curious, here is the archived website for the Pesticide Reduction Initiative, an attempted ballot measure I worked on in 2004.)
My troublemaking page has my op-ed pieces and other stuff, e.g., my conversation with two Texas economists about their textbook's amazingly lousy treatment of global warming.
My amusing parody of Mankiw's Ten Principles of Economics, published in 2003 in the Annals of Improbable Research. It was my presentation of this at the 2004 AAAS meetings that led to my becoming the world's first and only stand-up economist.