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Tim Harford

Not to be confused with Tim Harcourt.

Tim Harford
File:Tim Harford in 2012.jpg
Born 1973 (age 42–43)[1]
Residence Oxford
Citizenship UK
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford[2]
Employer BBC
Financial Times
International Finance Corporation
Known for The Undercover Economist[3]
More or Less (radio programme)
Awards Bastiat Prize

Tim Harford (born 1973) is an English economist and journalist, residing in London.[4] He is the author of four economics books[3][5][6][7] 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)[2] and then a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics in 1998.[1]


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.

In August 2007, he presented a television series on the BBC entitled Trust me, I'm an economist.[8]

In October 2007, Harford replaced Andrew Dilnot on the BBC Radio 4 series More or Less. He is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.[9]




  1. ^ a b Harford, Tim (1998). Sequential auctions with financially constrained bidders (MPhil thesis). University of Oxford. 
  2. ^ a b Sale, Jonathan (3 August 2006). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Tim Harford, writer and economist". The Independent (London). 
  3. ^ a b Tim Harford (2007). The Undercover Economist. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 0-349-11985-6. 
  4. ^ Harford, Tim. "The random side of riots". Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Tim Harford (2012). Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure. Tim Harford. Abacus Software. ISBN 0-349-12151-6. 
  6. ^ Tim Harford; Klein, Michael (2005). The market for aid. Washington, D.C: International Finance Corporation. ISBN 0-8213-6228-3. 
  7. ^ Tim Harford (2009). The Logic of Life: The Undercover Economist. London: Abacus. ISBN 0-349-12041-2. 
  8. ^ Oxlade, Andrew. "How to be economic with money". This is money. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mr Tim Harford, Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford". Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Royal Statistical Society awards Accessed 5 June 2010
  11. ^ More or Less Honoured Accessed 5 June 2010
  12. ^ Fifth Annual Bastiat Prize awarded jointly to Tim Harford and Jamie Whyte Accessed 5 June 2010

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