Tim Harford The Undercover Economist


I try to keep track of my gigs below. To invite me to give a speech, please contact my agents.


My TED talk on the power of slow-motion multitasking

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Speeches in London

In case of interest, I’m giving a talk at the IEA’s “Think IEA” event in London on Saturday 30th June 2018.
I’m speaking at the FT Weekend Festival, also in London, on 8 Sep 2018.
Perhaps I’ll see you there!

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27th of May, 2018MarginaliaSpeechesComments off

I’m giving some talks. Come along!

50things-hb-uk-205x300A few upcoming talks, mostly about my new bookFifty Things That Made the Modern Economy. (UK) (US). Do come along if you can!

Interviewing Owain Service at Waterstones Piccadilly on 20 June 2017, 7pm. (Owain’s book, “Think Small“, is great.)

The UK launch of  Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy at HowTo Academy, Conway Hall, 5 July 2017, 7pm.

Talking about Messy at OffGrid, Osea Island, 10 July 2017.

In conversation with the very smart Rohan Silva at Second Home, 19 July 2017, 7pm.

Talking about Messy and Fifty Things at the Edinburgh International Book Festival7.15pm 22nd August.

Talking about “What We Get Wrong About Technology” (inspired by Fifty Things) at the FT Weekend Festival, Kenwood House, London 2 September 2017.

Opining on “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy” at the Cheltenham Literature Festival at 5.30pm, Friday 6 October 2017.

The US editionFifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, will be out in late August. I’ll keep you posted!

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Oxford Literary Festival event

I’m speaking about “Messy” at the Oxford Literary Festival on 1 April 2017 at 10am. Do come along!

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New book events!

Plenty of events coming up – come along!

Kilkenny, Thursday November 10 at 7pm, “Kilkenomics

Washington DC – Saturday November 12 at 11am, “NPR Weekend In Washington

Washington DC – Monday November 14 at 7pm, Politics and Prose

New York – Tuesday / Wednesday November 15/16 – event (hopefully) to be confirmed

Bristol – Friday November 18 at 6.30pm, Bristol Festival of Ideas

Warwick University – Tuesday November 29 at 6.15pm, Warwick Policy Lab

London – Wednesday November 30 at 8.30am, Institute of Directors

London – Tuesday December 6 at 7pm, Intelligence Squared

London – Wednesday December 14 early evening, University of Greenwich

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My TED talk on how distractions make us more creative

11th of January, 2016HighlightsSpeechesVideoComments off

How to See into the Future

9th of December, 2015SpeechesVideoComments off

Some upcoming talks

A few talks coming up – please contact event organisers for details if you would like to come:

3 Feb 2015: PPE Society, Oxford

5 Feb 2015: London School of Economics: “How to See Into The Future”

25 Feb 2015: I interview Alastair Campbell and Lord Browne: http://event.ft-live.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=116062&

10 March 2015: Queen Mary University of London (tbc)

17 March 2015: Kings College London Economics and Finance Society

23 March 2015 (subject to confirmation): Oxford Literary Festival

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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

Let’s Make More Misstakes

My talk in 2012 at the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas is now on YouTube, which makes it easier to embed. Enjoy!

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