50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

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Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.

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Why does Father Christmas wear red and white? It is not for the reason you may think. The story of Christmas and consumerism, with Tim Harford. And we’ll be back with season two of 50 Things in March 2019. Producer: Ben Crighton
From More or Less: This is an episode from another show presented by Tim Harford. How a forgotten French mathematician scooped economists by half a century. Louis Bachelier anticipated both Einstein's theories and the application of maths to the stock market. Born in the 1870s, his work was unusual at the time. With the help of Alison Etheridge, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxf…
Revealed – the winning 51st Thing! What won the vote to be added to our list of 50? We asked for ideas for an extra “thing” that made the modern economy. We received hundreds of suggestions. Thousands of votes were cast on our shortlist of six. Now we have a winner. Discover what it is and why it is worthy of being Number 51. Presenter: Tim Harford Producer: Ben Crighton Editors: Richard Kni…

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Started
Nov 5th, 2016
Latest Episode
Dec 17th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
62
Avg. Episode Length
9 minutes

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