|Born||1973 (age 41–42)|
|Alma mater||Brasenose College, Oxford|
International Finance Corporation
|Known for||The Undercover Economist
More or Less (radio programme)
Tim Harford (born 1973) is an English economist and journalist, residing in London. He is the author of four economics books 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) and then a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics in 1998.
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.
- More or Less won the Royal Statistical Society's 2010 award for statistical excellence in broadcast journalism
- More or Less won Mensa's award for promoting intelligence in public life
- Harford was awarded the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2007 (shared with Jamie Whyte) In 2010 he again drew with Whyte, in second place.
- The Market for Aid (2005) with Michael Klein, ISBN 978-0-8213-6229-7
- The Undercover Economist (2005), ISBN 978-0-345-49401-6
- The Logic of Life (2008), ISBN 978-0-8129-7787-5
- Dear Undercover Economist: Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids, and Life's Other Challenges (2009). New York, Random House. 2009. ISBN 978-0-8129-8010-3
- Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure (2011). New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-10096-4
- The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run—or Ruin—an Economy (2014). Penguin Riverhead Books (USA). ISBN 978-1594631405
- Harford, Tim (1998). Sequential auctions with financially constrained bidders (MPhil thesis). University of Oxford.
- Sale, Jonathan (3 August 2006). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Tim Harford, writer and economist". The Independent (London).
- Tim Harford (2007). The Undercover Economist. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 0-349-11985-6.
- Harford, Tim. "The random side of riots". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- Tim Harford (2012). Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure. Tim Harford. Abacus Software. ISBN 0-349-12151-6.
- Tim Harford; Klein, Michael (2005). The market for aid. Washington, D.C: International Finance Corporation. ISBN 0-8213-6228-3.
- Tim Harford (2009). The Logic of Life: The Undercover Economist. London: Abacus. ISBN 0-349-12041-2.
- Oxlade, Andrew. "How to be economic with money". This is money. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- "Mr Tim Harford, Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford". Archived from the original on 1 May 2013.
- Royal Statistical Society awards Accessed 5 June 2010
- More or Less Honoured Accessed 5 June 2010
- Fifth Annual Bastiat Prize awarded jointly to Tim Harford and Jamie Whyte Accessed 5 June 2010
- Harford's column at the Financial Times with RSS Feed
- He was a founder of PSD Blog – The World Bank Group's Private Sector Development Blog
- All is fair in love and war and poker – details of the first episode of "Trust me, I'm an economist" (BBC)
- More or Less BBC website
- Columns at Slate
- Blog at the FT, which began October 2007
- Video (and audio) of interview of Tim Harford by Will Wilkinson on Bloggingheads.tv
- TED TALKS Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex
- An interview with Tim Harford about The Logic of Life on The Marketplace of Ideas
- An interview with Tim Harford about Adapt on The Marketplace of Ideas
- Roberts, Russ (23 May 2011). "Harford on Adapt and the Virtues of Failure". EconTalk. Library of Economics and Liberty.