Ben Stein

  • Economist
  • Author
  • Emmy-Winning Former Host of Win Ben Stein’s Money

Emmy-Winning host of Win Ben Stein’s Money, Ben Stein offers audiences laughter and insight, occasionally moving them to tears with his touching and endearing anecdotes. Armed only with his curmudgeonly persona and his offbeat, dry delivery, he tackles the economy and tells you how to balance life’s priorities while offering an eye-opening tour of life’s absurdities. An exceptionally gifted economist whose market analysis is sought by companies and organizations across the country, Stein is author of Yes, You Can Supercharge Your Portfolio!: Six Steps for Investing Success in the 21st Century; The Real Stars: In Today's America, Who Are the True Heroes?; Yes, You Can Get a Financial Life!: Your Lifetime Guide to Financial Planning and How Successful People Win: Using "Bunkhouse Logic" to Get What You Want in Life.


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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Ben Stein
  • University of Texas Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute
  • Hope College
  • Baldwin-Wallace College Republicans
  • US Sensor
  • Oracle
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Ryland Homes
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Java One conference for Sun Microsystems
  • Chicago Womens Center
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The Economic Crisis: A Positive Policy for Moral and Economic Recovery


How we got into this mess, how bad is it, and how are we going to get out–and make sure it never happens again


What Does It All Mean for You? The Economic Meltdown

How It Happened and How You Can Survive It and Thrive ...

How It Happened and How You Can Survive It and Thrive

How To Ruin Your Life

Updated for All Occasions ...

Updated for All Occasions

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Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the droning economics teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is by far the most widely viewed scene of economics teaching in economics history and has been ranked as one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history.
But in real life, Ben Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education and history and motivation--and like his father, Herbert Stein, considered one of the great humorists on political economy and how life works in this nation.
Stein in real life has a bachelor's with honors in economics from Columbia, studied econ at the graduate level at Yale, is a graduate of Yale Law School (valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates in 1970), and has as diverse a resume as any man in America.
Much more importantly, Ben Stein is morally committed to making your meeting a success and bringing his extensive background to bring out the most powerful and funniest trends in current history.
That background includes...poverty lawyer for poor people in New Haven, trade regulation lawyer for the FTC, speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford. ( He did NOT write the line, "I am not a crook

"), columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, teacher about law and economics at UC, Santa Cruz and Pepperdine.

He has written or co-written roughly 30 books, mostly about investing, with his brilliant colleague, Phil DeMuth, many of them New York Times bestsellers. His and Dr. DeMuth's book, Yes, You Can Time The Market has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis.
He wrote a column about economics for The New York Times for several years, roughly 2004-2009.
He was the co-host, along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the pathbreaking Comedy Central game show, Win Ben Stein's Money, which won seven Emmies, including ones for Ben and Jimmy for best game show host. ( Surely making him the only well known economist to win an Emmy