360 Lecture with Tim HarfordWednesday 17 Mar 2021
The Department of Economics is pleased to announce a guest lecture by Tim Harford, as part of the 360 Guest Lecture Series 2020/21 for this academic year.
Professor Caroline Elliott will introduce the speaker and chair the Q&A session at the end of the lecture.
How To Start a Public Health Revolution with a Pie Chart
Date: Monday 15 March, 3-4pm (UK Time)
Location: Microsoft Teams
This event is for staff and students only and registration is required in order to attend. We hope to see many of you there.
About the speaker
Tim Harford is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of “How To Make the World Add Up” / “The Data Detective”, “Messy”, and the million-selling “The Undercover Economist”. His book ' How to Make the World Add Up' is currently available at Blackwell's Bookshop at a discounted price.
Stephen Fry had this to say about his latest book:
Fabulously readable, lucid, witty and authoritative… Every politician and journalist should be made to read this book…
Tim is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of BBC Radio’s “More or Less”, “How To Vaccinate The World”, and “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”, as well as the podcast “Cautionary Tales”. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House. He is an associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Tim was made an OBE for services to improving economic understanding in the New Year honours of 2019.
Tim has appeared on the Colbert Report, Newsnight, Marketplace, Planet Money, PM, Today, The One Show and many other popular radio and TV programs. His writing has been published by the leading magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic, including Esquire, Forbes, Wired, New York Magazine, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Tim was the first Peter Martin Fellow at the Financial Times, and was a member of the Financial Times editorial board from 2006-2009. He previously worked for Shell and for the World Bank.
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