Tim Harford

Financial Times' Undercover Journalist

Tim Harford is an English economist and journalist who lives in Oxford. He is the author of four economics books and writes his long-running Financial Times column, The Undercover Economist, syndicated in Slate magazine, which reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences. His column in the Financial Times, Since you asked, ran between 2011 and 2014 and offered a skeptical look at the news of the week. 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 he rejoined the Financial Times, as economics leader writer, in April 2006. He is also a member of the newspaper’s editorial board.

Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House. He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. In August 2007, he presented a television series on the BBCTrust me, I’m an economist. In October 2007, Harford replaced Andrew Dilnot on the BBC Radio 4 series More or Less. He is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. From November 2016, he presented an economic history documentary radio and podcast series 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy.

To book Tim Harford as the finance speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Tim is known to cover the following topics:

  • Journalism & Media
  • TV Presenting
  • Brexit & The EU
  • International Economics