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When was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true?
In this talk, Tim Harford will draw on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC’s radio show ‘More or Less’ to take us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile.
Tim Harford is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of ‘The Next Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy’, ‘Messy’, and the million-selling ‘The Undercover Economist’. Tim is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s ‘More or Less’, the iTunes-topping series ‘Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy’, and the new 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.