Biography of the Author Tim Harford

Tim Harford

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Acing the online interview EMAIL

    Commentary: You're using email all wrong and it's causing angst to everyone else

    Emails are problematic not when they use the wrong sign-off but when they waste time and attention, says the Financial Times’ Tim Harford.
  2. Virus Outbreak Europe Vaccines

    Commentary: We may not see it yet. But COVID-19 vaccines will help us faster than we think

    The vaccine takes time to work and needs a couple of weeks to provide much protection, says the Financial Times' Tim Harford.
  3. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London

    Commentary: We are living in a golden age of ignorance

    Diversions, political polarisation and conspiracy thinking have all contributed to this new era, says the Financial Times' Tim Harford.
  4. New Content Item

    Commentary: Give bad presents this holiday season a break

    The arguments against poor presents are powerful. But has the pandemic changed all that? The Financial Times’ Tim Harford ponders.
  5. Democrat Joe Biden is hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in the most polarized US election for

    Commentary: US elections – why polls so often seem to get it wrong

    The huge win suggested for Joe Biden did not materialise. Perhaps we shouldn’t expect certainty from polls, says the Financial Times' Tim Harford.
  6. FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cambridge

    Commentary: Unlocking economies from COVID-19 will require embracing inequality

    The virus picks us off un­evenly, and an effective response must recognise that, says economic author Tim Harford.
  7. UK coronavirus

    Commentary: No one ignores an accident, even in a time of coronavirus

    A bloody if minor accident in the middle of the pandemic provides valuable lessons, says the Financial Times’ Tim Harford.
  8. A driver gets a coronavirus test at a drive-through clinic at a hospital in Daegu

    Commentary: COVID-19 outbreak has overworked some but left more with little to do

    During this coronavirus outbreak, industries must find ways to make better use of idle resources to fight the virus, says the Financial Times’ Tim ...
  9. Big Bird from Sesame Street rides a float along 6th Avenue during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving

    Commentary: How Sesame Street set the gold standard for education

    But did the show help children learn? Or was it attractive to children who were already flourishing? The Financial Times' Tim Harford gives his take.
  10. Visitors browse at the stand of Avis Budget Group vehicle rental company during the International T

    Commentary: Hidden holiday charges make us angry and rightly so

    Whether it’s extra car hire fees or hotel Wi-Fi, we’re often left feeling ripped off, says the Financial Times' Tim Harford