Tim Harford is a member of the Financial Times editorial board and a prolific writer on the economics of everyday experiences. He writes the “Undercover Economist” column for the Financial Times and runs the world’s only economics problem page, “Dear Economist,” in which he addresses FT readers’ personal problems with tongue-in-cheek economic analysis. His work has been published in myriad publications, among them Esquire, Forbes, Wired, New York Magazine, The Guardian, The London Times, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He is the 2006 recipient of the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism.
Harford’s first book, The Undercover Economist is a Business Week bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller and has been published worldwide in almost 30 languages. His second book, The Logic of Life was published in 2008 and named book of the year by both The Economist and the Financial Times.
Previously, Harford presented the BBC television series “Trust Me, I’m an Economist” and now presents the BBC radio series “More or Less.” He continues to make frequent radio and television appearances on the Colbert Report, Marketplace, Morning Edition, Today, and Newsnight.
Harford holds a B.A. and an M. Phil in economics from Oxford University, where he later served as a tutor. He also worked for Shell and the World Bank before becoming a writer. He now lives and writes in London.