Tim Harford The Undercover Economist

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The secrets of superforecasting

Newsnight videos aren’t embeddable, it seems, but you may enjoy this four minutes of fun, in which I discuss the latest research on how to see into the future.

I discuss the research in much more detail in my FT article, “How to See Into the Future” – no paywall, so enjoy.

8th of September, 2014VideoComments off
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In which I take the ice-bucket challenge the nerdy way…

On “More or Less” this week we discuss the ice bucket challenge: are viral memes a good way to get people giving to charity, or does it make us careless about what the charities are doing with the money? Is it possible to use data to identify the very best charity in the world? Listen on bbc.co.uk/moreorless.

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I’d just like to clarify that I an not sitting on the loo – it’s a shower with a seat. Oh, why am I even bothering to try to maintain my dignity?

5th of September, 2014VideoComments off
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“An evening with Tim Harford”

…sounds like the world’s worst date, but in fact I’ll be talking about my book “The Undercover Economist Strikes Back”, which I hope will be a lot more fun.

It’s on 24 April, 6.30pm in central London – full details here.

Prospect Magazine is organising and I am afraid there is a ticket price, but it’s a small venue and there will be drinks laid on. Come along if you like that sort of thing!

If you don’t fancy paying money, here’s a FREE video of me speaking about “How to Prevent Financial Meltdowns”.

10th of April, 2014MarginaliaSpeechesVideoComments off
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How a prison camp recession explains the economy

For more about these ideas, why not buy my new book?

13th of March, 2014VideoComments off
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Here is a talk I gave on data visualisation

I gave this talk at the University of Cambridge on 22 May, as part of the International Year of Statistics, and I am introduced by the wonderful Professor David Spiegelhalter.

Enjoy! http://view6.workcast.net/?pak=8615439470431294

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A simple way to make a great cup of coffee

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“You’ve never had it so good” – my brief history of British living standards



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The astonishing life of Bill Phillips

This is the latest video from the recording of my my radio series, “Pop Up Economics“. (Alternative link to watch.)


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Thomas Schelling, Henry Kissinger, and Dr Strangelove

The full video of the latest episode of Pop Up Economics (free podcast here). Enjoy and please spread the world. (You can also watch here.)



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Economics in the office jungle

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