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Tim Harford

Member of the Financial Times editorial board whose column, 'The Undercover Economist' reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences.


Tim Harford is the only economist in the world to run a problem page, 'Dear Economist'. The best-selling author of financial publications including "The Logic of Life" and "The Undercover Economist", Harford is also an award-winning journalist, TV and radio personality and speaker. During his career Tim has worked for high profile organisations including Shell, the World Bank and has also tutored at Oxford University. He is currently on the Financial Times editorial board and his weekly FT columns have attracted huge following.


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Tim Harford speaker, Talks about "Trial, error and the God complex" | TEDGlobal 2011

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About Tim Harford


Tim Harford is the best-selling author of two financial publications including his first book "The Undercover Economist", his second book "The Logic of Life" has been translated into thirty languages and has sold nearly one million copies worldwide including the US, UK and Canada.

He is also an award-winning journalist, TV and radio personality, economist and speaker. Tim has worked for high profile organisations during his career including Shell, the World Bank and he has also tutored at Oxford University. He is currently on the Financial Times editorial board and his weekly FT columns have attracted huge following due to his unique talent of bringing a touch of humour to his subject.

Tim has also appeared in high profile publications including Slate, Esquire, Forbes, New York Magazine, Parade, Wired, the Washington Post, The Times (London) and The New York Times. He is a regular commentator on TV and radio programmes including the BBC 2 TV series "Trust Me, I'm an Economist" and currently presents the BBC Radio 4 series "More or Less" which is one of the BBC's most downloaded current affairs programmes.

Tim has also been awarded the 2006 Bastiat Prize for economic journalism.

Speaking Topics


  • Trust me, I'm an economist
  • Crunch time
  • Cracks in the crystal ball
  • The Logic of Life
  • How to save the world
  • The Price is Wrong
  • Are Taxes a force for good?
  • Why Your Boss is Overpaid
  • The credit crunch for dummies

Testimonials


"One of the best economics speeches I have ever seen." - Evan Davis, former BBC Economics Editor and presenter of “Dragon’s Den” and “Today”

"Everybody loved your talk" - Sir Richard Branson

"Thanks again for your involvement… you did such a wonderful job and we were so proud to have you there." - Palgrave MacMillan

"Harford has a knack for explaining economic principles and problems in plain language and, even better, for making them fun." - The New York Times

"Smart, charming, penetrating, and wise." - Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics

"I got very, very positive feedback from the members… everyone found it thought-provoking and enjoyable. You pitched it exactly right." - Chartered Institute of Taxation

"Your performance was quite brilliant." - Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times

"The best speaker I have heard for years." - Audience feedback form, Royal Institution

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