Tim Harford

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Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times, a presenter for the BBC and an author of books which aim to explain the economic ideas in the world around us. He is the author of the million-selling The Undercover Economist, The Logic of Life, and most recently of Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure. Harford presented the BBC television series “Trust Me, I’m an Economist” and now presents the BBC radio series “More or Less” on Radio 4 and on the World Service. His work has also appeared everywhere from the New York Times Magazine to the Colbert Report. Harford and the team from "More or Less" won the Royal Statistical Society’s award for statistical excellence in journalism in 2010 and 2011. Harford won the 2006 Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2006 and was runner-up in 2010. He was named one of the UK’s top 20 most influential tweeters by The Independent newspaper in 2011. Harford has 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.
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Watch now: First stage talk from PopTech Iceland released—Tim Harford!

Watch now: First stage talk from PopTech Iceland released—Tim Harford!

What does it take to rewrite a country’s constitution in four months? What can the triggers of oil rig disasters tell us about financial crises? Why do whales have moustaches? Here’s your chance to find out! We’re excited to announce that today, we’ll begin to debut talks from presenters who took the PopTech stage in Iceland last month. Our inaugural release over the

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PopTech Iceland: Day 2 recap

PopTech Iceland: Day 2 recap

The second and final day of our conference in Iceland has drawn to a close and yet again, it was quite a day! Today, we heard from a whale anatomist, a computer geek, a Sugarcube, an activist poet, and a risk assessment expert, all of whom spoke about resilience as it relates to their respective fields. PopTech’s Andrew Zolli kicked off the morning by

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Toward Resilience: Additional speakers announced for PopTech Iceland!

Toward Resilience: Additional speakers announced for PopTech Iceland!

As final preparations for PopTech Iceland are underway, we’re thrilled to announce the next round of amazing people you’ll see on stage in Reykjavik. From accurately predicting the collapse of financial bubbles to exploring the links between personal trauma and global leadership, the topic of resilience will be examined in all its various forms, energizing you with ideas

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