Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times. His column, “The Undercover Economist”, reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences.
Tim’s first book, The Undercover Economist has sold one million copies worldwide in almost 30 languages.
Tim’s latest book is titled Adapt: Why Success Starts With Failure.
He presented the BBC television series Trust Me, I’m an Economist and now presents the BBC radio series More or Less.
He is a frequent contributor to other radio and TV programs, including the Colbert Report, Marketplace, Morning Edition, Today, and Newsnight.
Tim and the team from More or Less won the Royal Statistical Society’s 2010 award for statistical excellence in broadcast journalism and the 2010 Mensa Intelligence award. In 2011 Tim was named one of the UK’s top 20 most influential tweeters by The Independent newspaper.
Tim has previously worked for Shell and the World Bank, and was a member of the Financial Times editorial board from 2006-2009.
He is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School.
Tiim lives in London with his wife and two daughters.