Tim Harford Speaker

Tim Harford

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

Tim Harford: Biography highlights

Tim Harford is the only economist in the world to run a problem page, ‘Dear Economist’.

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Full biography of Tim Harford

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.

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.

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How frustration can make us more creative | Tim Harford
How frustration can make us more creative | Tim Harford
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A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford
A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford
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The Logic of Life | Tim Harford | Talks at Google
The Logic of Life | Tim Harford | Talks at Google
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Tim Harford | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union
Tim Harford | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union
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Presenter of 'Dragon's Den' and 'Today'

One of the best economics speeches I have ever seen.'

Evan Davis
BBC Former Economics Editor and

'Thanks again for your involvement... you did such a wonderful job and we were so proud to have you there.'

Palgrave MacMillan

'Smart, charming, penetrating, and wise.'

Stephen J. Dubner
Co-author of Freakonomics
The Financial Times

'Your performance was quite brilliant.'

Martin Wolf
Chief Economics Commentator

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson
The New York Times

'Harford has a knack for explaining economic principles and problems in plain language and, even better, for making them fun.'

Chartered Institute of Taxation

'I got very, very positive feedback from the members... everyone found it thought-provoking and enjoyable. You pitched it exactly right.'

Royal Institution

'The best speaker I have heard for years.'

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