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Harford, Tim 1973-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 553 publications in 20 languages and 14,173 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Educational films  Internet videos  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC59.15, 330.90511
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tim Harford
 
Most widely held works by Tim Harford
The undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car! by Tim Harford( Book )

143 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 4,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining and pain-free introduction to the key concepts of economics, by a Financial Times writer, this book is part field guide to economics and part exposé of the economic principles lurking behind daily events. Reporting back from Africa, Asia, Europe, and your local Starbucks, author Harford shows us the world through the eyes of an economist, and reveals that everyday events are in fact intricate games of negotiations, contests of strength, and battles of wits. He explains: why picking stocks is like picking a line in the supermarket; the connection between a drunken frat party and getting stuck in traffic; how coffee companies use fair trade products to skim money from customers--From publisher description
Adapt : why success always starts with failure by Tim Harford( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines a counterintuitive approach to changing the world by assessing its failures, drawing on myriad disciplines to argue that complex challenges must be met through adaptive trial-and-error practices that do not depend on expert opinions or ready-made solutions
The logic of life : the rational economics of an irrational world by Tim Harford( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the underlying economic logic behind seemingly irrational behavior, explaining how people are responding to future costs and benefits and how socially tragic outcomes have their roots in individually rational decisions
Messy : the power of disorder to transform our lives by Tim Harford( Book )

23 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiness adds benefits to our lives, so why do we resist the concept so? Harford uses research from neuroscience, psychology and social science to explain why disorder, confusion, and disarray are actually lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other. He shows that the human inclination for tidiness can mask a deep and debilitating fragility that keep us from innovation
The undercover economist strikes back : how to run, or ruin, an economy by Tim Harford( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lively and engaging exploration of macroeconomics that explains what's really happening to the world economy and what we can do about it - as consumers, voters, workers and human beings"--{u01C2}c Provided by publisher
50 inventions that shaped the modern economy by Tim Harford( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In [this book], author and economist Tim Harford paints an epic yet intimate picture of economic change by telling the stories of the ideas, people, and tools that have had far-reaching and unexpected consequences for all of us. Drawing on his hugely popular BBC radio program and podcast ..., Harford expands on them with fascinating glimpses into the inventions that have transformed the ways, we work, play, and live. From the plow to artificial intelligence, from Gillette's disposable razor to IKEA's Billy bookcase, Harford recounts the memorable story of each invention and introduces us to the characters who developed them, profited from them, and were in some cases ruined by them."--Jacket
The undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car! by Tim Harford( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Harford reveals the economics behind everything from supermarkets to insurance companies to airlines in this entertaining and informative book. To protect both our wallets and our bank accounts, we must better understand why companies do what they do
The logic of life : uncovering the new economics of everything by Tim Harford( Book )

53 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dazzling application of new economic theories to the world around us - by the author of THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST
Dear undercover economist : priceless advice on money, work, sex, kids, and life's other challenges by Tim Harford( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first collection of his popular Financial Times columns, Undercover Economist Tim Harford offers witty, charming, and at times caustic answers to our most pressing concerns--all through the lens of economics. Does money buy happiness? Can cities be greener than farms? Can you really "dress for success"? When's the best time to settle down? Harford provides hilarious, unexpected, and wise answers to these and other questions. Arranged by topic, easy to read, and hard to put down, Dear Undercover Economist lends an outrageous, compassionate, and indispensable perspective on anything that may irk or ail you--a book well worth the investment.--From publisher description
TEDTalks : Tim Harford - Trial, Error, and the God Complex( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economist Tim Harford studies complex systems and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were all created through trial and error. In this TEDTalk, Harford discusses the drawbacks of the God Complex--a syndrome common among doctors and other professionals in which they believe that no matter how complicated the problem, they alone have one, infallible solution. Harford asks us to embrace the art of making mistakes. Harford's column, The Undercover Economist, appears in the Financial Times. A streaming videorecording
The market for aid by Michael Klein( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an accessible style Michael Klein and Tim Harford analyze some of the hot topics in the aid industry today. They argue that the aid industry is changing, old models of aid are under pressure, and both donors and recipients will ask more and more of aid agencies in the future. The chaos of competition and the search for new ideas are frightening to some and risk harming the people whom the industry is supposed to benefit. Yet at the same time there is a tremendous opportunity for harnessing competition to improve performance and find better ways of helping the poor. Klein and Harford argue for rigorous methods of evaluation and creative use of the private sector to produce a more effective aid industry in which new experiments are encouraged."--Jacket
Adapt : why success always starts with failure by Tim Harford( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines a counterintuitive approach to changing the world by assessing its failures, drawing on myriad disciplines to argue that complex challenges must be met through adaptive trial-and-error practices that do not depend on expert opinions or ready-made solutions
The logic of life : [the hidden economics of everything] by Tim Harford( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
The undercover economist strikes back : how to run - or ruin - an economy by Tim Harford( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Harford strips away the spin, the hype, and the jargon to reveal the truth about how the world's economy actually works. With the wit of a raconteur and the clear grasp of an expert, Harford explains what's really happening beyond today's headlines, why people should care, and what they can do about it to understand it better
Fifty things that made the modern economy by Tim Harford( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the tally-stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop. Step by step, readers will start to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be going next. Hidden connections will be laid bare: how the barcode undermined family corner shops; why the gramophone widened inequality; how barbed wire shaped America. We'll meet the characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, or were ruined by them. We'll trace the economic principles that help to explain their transformative effects. And we'll ask what lessons we can learn to make wise use of future inventions, in a world where the pace of innovation will only accelerate."--
Dear undercover economist : the very best letters from the 'Dear economist' column by Tim Harford( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists may not be the first people you would think of to give you advice on such diverse areas as parenting, the intricacies of etiquette or the dark arts of seduction. But for years ... Harford has been ... answering the most challenging questions in his ... column, where he uses the tools of economics to give practical advice about everyday dilemmas, conundrums and concerns"--Publisher's description
Messy : how to be creative and resilient in a tidy-minded world by Tim Harford( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urge to tidiness seems to be rooted deep in the human psyche. Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away. We all benefit from tidy organisation - up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units. But the forces of tidiness have marched too far. Corporate middle managers and government bureaucrats have long tended to insist that everything must have a label, a number and a logical place in a logical system. Now that they are armed with computers and serial numbers, there is little to hold this tidy-mindedness in check. It's even spilling into our personal lives, as we corral our children into sanitised play areas or entrust our quest for love to the soulless algorithms of dating websites. Order is imposed when chaos would be more productive. Or if not chaos, then ... messiness. The trouble with tidiness is that, in excess, it becomes rigid, fragile and sterile. In MESSY, Tim Harford reveals how qualities we value more than ever - responsiveness, resilience and creativity - simply cannot be disentangled from the messy soil that produces them. This, then, is a book about the benefits of being messy: messy in our private lives; messy in the office, with piles of paper on the desk and unread spreadsheets; messy in the recording studio, the laboratory or in preparing for an important presentation; and messy in our approach to business, politics and economics, leaving things vague, diverse and uncomfortably made-up-on-the-spot. It's time to rediscover the benefits of a little mess
The undercover economist strikes back : how to ru(i)n an economy in ten chapters by Tim Harford( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El primer libro de Tim Harford, El economista camuflado, fue un fen©đmeno mundial que lleg©đ a vender m©Łs de un mill©đn de ejemplares. En ©♭l, Harford analizaba el mundo a trav©♭s del prisma de la microeconom©Ưa, desde el coste de un cappuccino hasta la forma en la que los supermercados exponen sus productos.Ahora, en un mundo completamente transformado a ra©Ưz de la crisis global, regresa el economista camuflado. En este libro Tim Harford amplia el foco para ayudarnos a entender c©đmo funciona en realidad la econom©Ưa del mundo, prescindiendo de terminolog©Ưas huecas. Este libro plantea respuestas a cuestiones como: ℗¿qu©♭ suceder©Ưa si se cancelara la deuda de todo el mundo?, ℗¿por qu©♭ los bancos contin©ðan pagando unos bonus de esc©Łndalo?, ℗¿c©đmo se crea realmente empleo? o ℗¿llegar©Łn los pa©Ưses emergentes a controlar la econom©Ưa mundial? Con los conocimientos de aut©♭ntico experto y la claridad expositiva de un divulgador, Harford explica lo que est©Ł pasando de verdad, m©Łs all©Ł delos grandes titulares, y c©đmo podemos entenderlo
L'économie est un jeu d'enfant by Tim Harford( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "Pourquoi les loyers sont-ils si élevés? Les immigrés nous volent-ils nos emplois? Qu'est-ce qu'un marché? Quels sont les ressorts d'une vente aux enchères? Pourquoi payez-vous votre café si cher? Pourquoi les taux d'intérêt font-ils le yoyo? Et à qui profite le crime? Ces questions, et beaucoup d'autres, trouvent ici une réponse dans un style enlevé, accessible et ludique. A l'issue de cette lecture, l'économie n'aura plus de secret pour vous. L'économie est un jeu d'enfant, traduit dans plus de trente langues, s'est vendu à près d'un million d'exemplaires à travers le monde. "Un livre à savourer." The New York Times."
Cincuenta innovaciones que han cambiado el mundo by Tim Harford( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette s disposable razor to IKEA s Billy bookcase, bestselling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention s own curious, surprising, and memorable story
 
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The undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car!
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Adapt : why success always starts with failureThe logic of life : the rational economics of an irrational worldThe undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car!The logic of life : uncovering the new economics of everythingDear undercover economist : priceless advice on money, work, sex, kids, and life's other challengesThe market for aidAdapt : why success always starts with failureThe logic of life : [the hidden economics of everything]Dear undercover economist : the very best letters from the 'Dear economist' column
Alternative Names
Harford, Tim

Tim Harford

Tim Harford britischer Journalist

Tim Harford britisk økonom

Tim Harford Brits econoom

Tim Harford brittisk ekonom

Tim Harford economista, giornalista e divulgatore scientifico britannico

Тим Харфорд

הרפורד, טים 1973-

טים הרפורד

تیم هارفورد اقتصاددان بریتانیایی

팀 하포드

하포드, 팀 1973-

ティム・ハーフォード

ハーフォード, ティム

提姆·哈福德

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