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Speakers

Keynote speaker

Tim Harford, The Financial Times' Undercover Economist

Tim Harford is a world-renowned behavioural economist, an award-winning Financial Times columnist, and a BBC broadcaster. Described as 'Britain's Malcolm Gladwell', and by The New Statesman as 'perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world' he brings storytelling, humour and intelligence to an oft-maligned discipline.

With a knack for finding fascinating explanations for everyday numbers, Tim's first two books, The Logic of Life and The Undercover Economist, have been translated into 30 languages and sold well over a million copies. His Radio 4 show More or Less looks at the truth behind dubious statistics and manipulated figures.

Whilst he's a 'serious' economist with a career spanning Oxford, Shell and the World Bank, Tim's FT columns dwell on the economics of daily life and offer tongue-in-cheek solutions to readers' problems. A regular TED speaker, Tim also looks at why it's so hard yet so important to learn from mistakes, how to deal with uncertainty, how forecasting works and what to do when it doesn't, and what innovation really means in today's world.

Panellists

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