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Tim Harford is the author of the bestseller The Undercover Economist and The Logic of Life and a member of the editorial board of the Financial Times, where he also writes the “Dear Economist” column. He is a regular contributor to Slate, Forbes, and NPR’s Marketplace. He was the host of the BBC TV series Trust Me, I’m an Economist and now presents the BBC series More or Less. Harford has been an economist at the World Bank and an economics tutor at Oxford University. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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Dear Undercover Economist
Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids, and Life's Other Challenges
Written by Tim Harford


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $15.00

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Also available as an eBook.

Dear Undercover Economist
Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids, and Life's Other Challenges
Written by Tim Harford


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Logic of Life
The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
Written by Tim Harford


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.00

Life sometimes seems illogical. Individuals do strange things: take drugs, have unprotected sex, mug each other. Love seems irrational, and so does divorce. On a larger scale, life seems no fairer or easier to fathom: Why do some neighborhoods thrive and others become ghettos? Why is racism so persistent?

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The Logic of Life
The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
Written by Tim Harford


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Undercover Economist
Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, Why the Poor Are Poor--And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!
Written by Tim Harford


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Price: $16.00

“The economy [isn’t] a bunch of rather dull statistics with names like GDP (gross domestic product),” notes Tim Harford, columnist and regular guest on NPR’s Marketplace, “economics is about who gets what and why.”

In this acclaimed and riveting book--part exposé, part user’s manual--the astute and entertaining columnist from the FINANCIAL... Read more >
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