Tim Harford

Tim Harford is a Financial Times columnist. His latest book, The Logic of Life, will be published in paperback on Feb. 10.

The Undercover Economist
Jan. 27 2007 7:22 AMWhy the Stock Market Rises in January …And why it shouldn't.
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Dec. 23 2006 7:16 AMWe're Watching You, SlackerDo hardworking employees make their lazy colleagues more productive?
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Nov. 25 2006 5:49 AMI Want It Now!The curious economics of temptation.
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Oct. 28 2006 7:16 AMEST. CST. MST. PST. NOT!Would the United States be better off with only one time zone?
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Sept. 30 2006 8:03 AMWhen Moms Work, Kids Get FatAn incendiary new explanation for childhood obesity.
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Sept. 2 2006 8:21 AMA Cock-and-Bull StoryExplaining the huge rise in teen oral sex.
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Aug. 3 2006 5:57 PMHezbollah and the Prisoner's DilemmaCan game theory solve the Israel-Lebanon war?
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July 8 2006 7:10 AMThe Case of the Unpaid Parking TicketWhy some people cheat, and others don't.
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June 10 2006 9:05 AMBuy! Buy! Buy! Sell! Sell! Sell!The rational explanation for stock market frenzies and crashes.
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May 13 2006 2:39 AMRisky BusinessShould you ever buy rental car insurance?
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April 15 2006 7:33 AMConfusion PricingWhy cell-phone plans are so hard to understand.
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March 18 2006 8:16 AMFire Grandpa! Hire Junior!Why older workers are paid way too much, and younger workers way too little.
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Feb. 18 2006 2:27 AMI Do, I Do, I Do, I DoThe economic case for polygamy.
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Jan. 21 2006 8:38 AMThe Mystery of the Rude WaiterWhy my favorite restaurant employs such a churlish lout.
Everyday Economics
Dec. 21 2005 1:24 PMXbox Economics, Part 2More reasons Microsoft isn't charging enough for the season's hot game console.
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Jan. 13 2007 6:52 AMUrinalysisWhat potty training reveals about excessive executive salaries.
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Dec. 9 2006 1:32 AMThe Not-So-Dismal ScienceHow economists measure whether you're happy.
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Nov. 11 2006 10:45 AMMy Boss Is 65 and PregnantHow fertility advances could allow women to take over the boardroom.
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Oct. 14 2006 7:11 AMCharity Is SelfishThe economic case against philanthropy.
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Sept. 16 2006 7:51 AMA Marriage of ConvenienceHow matrimony is alarmingly like coal mining.
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Aug. 19 2006 6:15 AMThe Preservation ParadoxWhy conservation laws can kill the animals they're supposed to protect.
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July 22 2006 9:37 AMThe Chocolate WarCan schools successfully ban candy? An economist doubts it.
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June 24 2006 8:17 AMWorld Cup Game TheoryWhat economics tells us about penalty kicks.
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May 27 2006 8:10 AMThe $10,000 Light Bulb …Or, why it's so hard to measure inflation.
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April 29 2006 8:17 AMIf Life Gives You Lemons …Why you can never buy a decent used car.
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April 1 2006 11:07 AMThere's Not Enough Money in PoliticsLobbyists spend $2 billion a year to influence Congress. Why so little?
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March 4 2006 7:31 AMWhy New Orleans Won't RecoverAn economic explanation based on the Chicago Fire, the Kobe earthquake, and my CD collection.
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Feb. 4 2006 8:25 AMWho's the Greatest Artist of the 20th Century?This economist has figured out the answer.
Everyday Economics
Jan. 6 2006 6:28 AMStarbucks EconomicsSolving the mystery of the elusive "short" cappuccino.
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Dec. 15 2005 6:09 PMThe Great Xbox Shortage of 2005Why you can't buy the one present you really need.

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Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
  Business
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Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
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Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
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Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
  Technology
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Oct. 21 2014 4:14 PM Planet Money Uncovers One Surprising Reason the Internet Is Sexist
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.