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|Born||1973 (age 42–43)|
|Alma mater||Brasenose College, Oxford|
International Finance Corporation
The Undercover Economist|
More or Less (radio programme)
Tim Harford (born 1973) is an English economist and journalist, residing in London. He is the author of four economics books and writes his long-running Financial Times column, "The Undercover Economist", which is syndicated in Slate magazine, revealing the economic ideas behind everyday experiences. His new column, "Since you asked", offers a sceptical look at the news of the week.
Harford was educated at Aylesbury Grammar School and then at Brasenose College, Oxford, gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and then a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics in 1998.
Harford joined the Financial Times in 2003 on a fellowship in commemoration of the business columnist Peter Martin. He continued to write his column after joining the International Finance Corporation in 2004, and re-joined the Financial Times as economics leader writer in April 2006. He is also a member of the newspaper's editorial board.
- More or Less won the Royal Statistical Society's 2010 award for statistical excellence in broadcast journalism
- More or Less won Mensa's award for promoting intelligence in public life
- Harford was awarded the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2007 (shared with Jamie Whyte) In 2010 he again drew with Whyte, in second place.
- The Market for Aid (2005) with Michael Klein, ISBN 978-0-8213-6229-7
- The Undercover Economist (2005), ISBN 978-0-345-49401-6
- The Logic of Life (2008), ISBN 978-0-8129-7787-5
- Dear Undercover Economist: Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids, and Life's Other Challenges (2009). New York, Random House. 2009. ISBN 978-0-8129-8010-3
- Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure (2011). New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-10096-4
- The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run—or Ruin—an Economy (2014). Penguin Riverhead Books (USA). ISBN 978-1594631405
- Harford, Tim (1998). Sequential auctions with financially constrained bidders (MPhil thesis). University of Oxford.
- Sale, Jonathan (3 August 2006). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Tim Harford, writer and economist". The Independent (London).
- Tim Harford (2007). The Undercover Economist. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 0-349-11985-6.
- Harford, Tim. "The random side of riots". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- Tim Harford (2012). Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure. Tim Harford. Abacus Software. ISBN 0-349-12151-6.
- Tim Harford; Klein, Michael (2005). The market for aid. Washington, D.C: International Finance Corporation. ISBN 0-8213-6228-3.
- Tim Harford (2009). The Logic of Life: The Undercover Economist. London: Abacus. ISBN 0-349-12041-2.
- Oxlade, Andrew. "How to be economic with money". This is money. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- "Mr Tim Harford, Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford". Archived from the original on 1 May 2013.
- Royal Statistical Society awards Accessed 5 June 2010
- More or Less Honoured Accessed 5 June 2010
- Fifth Annual Bastiat Prize awarded jointly to Tim Harford and Jamie Whyte Accessed 5 June 2010
- Harford's column at the Financial Times with RSS Feed
- He was a founder of PSD Blog – The World Bank Group's Private Sector Development Blog
- All is fair in love and war and poker – details of the first episode of "Trust me, I'm an economist" (BBC)
- More or Less BBC website
- Columns at Slate
- Blog at the FT, which began October 2007
- Video (and audio) of interview of Tim Harford by Will Wilkinson on Bloggingheads.tv
- TED TALKS Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex
- An interview with Tim Harford about The Logic of Life on The Marketplace of Ideas
- An interview with Tim Harford about Adapt on The Marketplace of Ideas
- Roberts, Russ (23 May 2011). "Harford on Adapt and the Virtues of Failure". EconTalk. Library of Economics and Liberty.
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