Tim Harford’s Adapt: How to fund research so that it generates insanely great ideas, not pretty good ones.
Tim Harford’s Adapt: What the RAF’s World War II Spitfire can teach us about nurturing innovation and radical ideas.
Michael Lewis and Tim Harford play a game of Saint Petersburg.
Behavioral economics under attack.
What industrial safety can teach us about preventing financial meltdowns.
C’mon, you can do better than a gift card.
Why the NFL should replace the overtime coin toss with an auction system.
Why not start the weekend on Wednesday?
Unemployment benefits do encourage joblessness. But that may not be a bad thing.
Why it’s so hard to predict how bad the recession will be.
Why 20-year-olds should invest way more in the stock market, and 50-year-olds, way less.
What can “neuroeconomics” teach us about how we think about money?
Why it’s so hard to get away with blackmail.
Americans should stop complaining about the “moral hazard” problem and enjoy the bailout.
Why it’s dangerous to be a witch in a recession.
An economics mystery—why houses cost more in summer—has finally been solved.
An amazing economics experiment and how it got field workers to pick a lot more fruit.
Why are economic forecasters so wrong, so often?
Finally, a sensible way to measure poverty.
Stop blaming speculators for high oil prices.