Tim Harford

Tim is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. His books include Fifty Things That Made the Modern EconomyMessy and the million-selling The Undercover Economist. Tim is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s “More or Less” and the BBC World Service series “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”.

He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Tim was named Economics Commentator of the Year 2014, was winner of the Royal Statistical Society journalistic excellence award 2015, won the Society of Business Economists writing prize 2014-15, the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2006 and 2016, and was awarded the OBE in 2019.

His worldwide podcast series, Cautionary Tales, was launched in 2019.

His latest book, How to Make the World Add Up (‘Clear, clever and always highly readable’ The Times Books of the Year) was a Sunday Times Top Ten Business Book of 2020.

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Books by Tim Harford