Ben Stein is widely regarded as the world’s most famous economics teacher. Why? Perhaps it has to do with his iconic scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, where he plays a nauseatingly dull high school teacher. It is rated as one of the most recognizable scenes in the history of American film.
However, the real Ben Stein is very different: a captivating, hilarious speaker who informs audiences on American politics and economics. And yes, he is a real-life economist, one who has won multiple awards and written multiple best-selling books. Educated in economics and law at Columbia and Yale, Stein has composed groundbreaking analyses on a variety of economic issues and concepts.
Stein has contributed to various publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, and Newsmax. For his extensive contributions, he was awarded the Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellence in Financial Writing in 2009.
Perhaps what Ben Stein is best known for, however, is his career as an actor and writer in Hollywood. After his famous role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Stein also played a teacher on television drama The Wonder Years. He has also gone on to host and co-host many television shows, including the Emmy Award-winning Win Ben Stein’s Money, Turn Ben Stein On, and Star Search.
Alongside his acting career, Ben Stein served as a professor of law at Pepperdine University, American University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Prior to this, Stein famously served as a speech writer for presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He is still actively involved in politics, working as an activist for the recognition of military families and an advocate against the political correctness surrounding the theory of evolution.
Recognized as a best corporate speaker, Ben Stein brings understanding of economics to corporate, scholarly, and charitable audiences with a refreshing touch of levity. Stein loves to engage and interact with his audiences even after the speaking engagement is over, often chatting deep into the night.
Ben Stein is the author of several books including Yes,You Can Supercharge your Portfolio! Yes, You Can Still Retire Comfortably! and Yes You Can Time the Market! all co-written with Phil DeMuth.