Tim Harford

Tim is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is a senior columnist for the Financial Times, writing as “The Undercover Economist”, and presenter of BBC Radio’s “More or Less”, “How To Vaccinate the World”, and “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy,” as well as the podcast “Cautionary Tales”. Tim is an associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He was made an OBE for services to improving economic understanding in the New Year honours of 2019. An evangelist for the power of economics, wisely used, Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and Sydney Opera House.

Tim is the author of the million-selling The Undercover Economist (Little, Brown, 2005), which provides a fresh explanation of the fundamental principles of the modern economy, illuminated by examples from the booming skyscrapers of Shanghai to the sleepy canals of Bruges. The Undercover Economist has been translated into over 30 languages and named ‘a book to savor’ by The New York Times. Other books include: Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy (Little, Brown, 2007), Messy (Riverhead, 2016), The Next Fifty Things (Little, Brown, 2017), and The Data Detective (Riverhead Books, 2021). His recent book How To Make the World Add Up was published by The Bridge Street Press in 2020 to great acclaim. It is a Sunday Times Business Bestseller, described by Stephen Fry as ‘fabulously readable, lucid, witty and authoritative.’

Tim’s literary agent is Sally Holloway. If you would like to schedule an event with Tim, please contact  agent@jla.co.uk, or LeighBureauLTD.com if the event is outside the UK.

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Books by Tim Harford