Tim Harford

Tim Harford

Tim Harford’s long-running column in the Financial Times,“The Undercover Economist,” reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences.His first book, The Undercover Economist, was published in 30 languages and sold more than 1.5 million copies. He is also the author of The Logic of Life, Dear Undercover Economist, Adapt, The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, Messy, and his latest, The Next Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy.

He has hosted several radio series for the BBC, including More or Less, Pop Up Ideas, and 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy. The Times of London has rated both More or Less and 50 Things among the world’s best 10 podcasts.Tim has written for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including Esquire, Forbes, Wired, New York Magazine, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He previously worked for Shell and for the World Bank.  He lives in Oxford with his wife and three children.