Author(s): Tim Harford
Fifty Inventions that Made the Modern Economy paints the epic picture of economic change in an intimate way, by telling the stories of tools and ideas that had far-reaching and unexpected consequences.
Harford's script is immaculate and so is his presentation * Times of India on BBC World Service's Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy * This is what BBC radio is for. The series is utterly compelling and low-key... Just brilliant ideas, told simply. A wonderful, wonderful programme * The Times on BBC World Service's Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy * They are real masterpieces of brevity and audio storytelling . . . brilliant sideways glances . . . I've been surprised by every episode * Monocle Arts Review on BBC World Service's Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy * I love these fact-filled micro-documentaries, steeped in history... A masterclass in socioeconomic storytelling * Financial Times on BBC World Service's Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy *
Tim Harford is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and his writing has appeared everywhere from Esquire and Wired to the Washington Post and the New York Times. His previous books include Adapt, The Logic of Life, the million-selling The Undercover Economist, Dear Undercover Economist and The Undercover Economist Strikes Back. Harford is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, was named Economics Commentator of the Year in 2014 and won the Royal Statistical Society Journalistic Excellence Award 2015 and the Society of Business Economists Writing Prize 2014-15. On BBC Radio 4, Harford presents More or Less, which was commended by the Royal Statistical Society for excellence in journalism each year from 2010 to 2014. He has spoken about his ideas at TED and at the Sydney Opera House.