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...
“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...
How a prison camp recession explains the economy
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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
A simple way to make a great cup of coffee
This is a public service announcement.
“You’ve never had it so good” – my brief history of British living standards
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.)
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.)