The Indiana Jones of Economics

This is an edited version (five minutes rather than thirteen) of my talk on the amazing life of Bill Phillips. [EDIT: The full-length version is now available.] It's part of the pop-up economics series - listen out at 8.45pm GMT, Radio 4, for the story of of two Nobel...

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Pop-Up Economics – new radio series

I'm delighted  to announce the arrival of "Pop Up Economics", my new radio series for the BBC. I'm proud of it and I think my producers have made it sound exciting and very different. The show is all about storytelling - and the stories are of remarkable lives or...

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A failure tour of New York

NPR's Planet Money took me on a tour recently. Listen here. On today's Planet Money, we hit the streets of Manhattan with economist Tim Harford. In his new book, Adapt, Harford argues that success always starts with failure. Harford takes us on a failure tour of New...

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More or Less

Tomorrow's "More or Less" presents the results of our alternative to the census, asks "What is GDP?" - and should it be replaced? - and meets the man Michael Gove says is the most important figure in British education. Tune in on Friday at 1.30pm BST on Radio 4 - or...

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More or Less

Tomorrow's More or Less will cover social mobility, ask whether unemployed full-time students should really count as being unemployed, and find out about one of the most distinctive mathematicians in the world, Grigori Perelman. Steve Ziliak fans will have to wait...

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