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Tim Harford

Oxford, UK

Distinguished economist with a particular interest in behavioural economics

Writes the FT’s ‘The Undercover Economist’ column

Best-selling author, "The Undercover Economist" (2005)

Tim Harford is a member of the Financial Times editorial board. His columns, The Undercover Economist, which reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences, and Dear Economist, in which FT readers’ personal problems are answered tongue-in-cheek with the latest economic theory, are published in the Financial Times and syndicated around the world.

Tim’s first book, ‘The Undercover Economist’, has sold one million copies worldwide in almost 30 languages. His second book, “The Logic of Life”, which argues that we are all programmed to comply with economic logic, was published early in 2009, and his third book, “Dear Undercover Economist”, is a collection of his Dear Economist columns.

He presented the BBC television series, Trust Me, I’m an Economist, and now presents the BBC Radio 4 series, More or Less.

Before becoming a writer, Tim worked for Shell, the World Bank and as a tutor at Oxford University, from where he earned an M.Phil in economics in 1998.

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"Tim is the only economist in the world to run a problem page! He has an extraordinary talent for doing ‘popular economics’—for uncovering the inherent links between economics, company performance, and everyday life."

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