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Trust Me, I'm An Economist (2006)

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BBC - Trust Me… I`m an Economist

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Love - Episode 1

Friday 18th August 2006
Series in which economist Tim Harford applies economic principles to the vagaries of love. Harford believes that the secret of a successful relationship lies in the application of ‘game theory’, the same strategy that the US and Soviets used to maintain the balance of power during the Cold War. But can it get a date for a singleton or help a boyfriend with a bachelor pad commit to his girlfriend?

Shopping - Episode 2

Series in which economist Tim Harford applies economic principles to various situations. He looks at high street shopping - to us a just a cornucopia of consumption, but to big business it is an economic laboratory. Harford blows the lid off the strategies the retail chains use to target the unwitting customer and suggests a few strategies we can use to beat them at their own game.

Work - Episode 3

Series in which economist Tim Harford applies economic principles to various situations. He explains why the world of work is so frustrating and reveals the subtle ways employers manipulate us all into working harder. Armed with this insider information and some economic tools of our own, Harford shows how we can succeed at work whatever we do and whatever stage we are at.

Your Future - Episode 4

Series in which economist Tim Harford applies the economic principle of game theory to various situations. He explores why we make such bad decisions about our future. The Vietnam war provided economists with some clues and Harford believes the same information is used by companies and experts to exploit us today. Can he persuade just one person to make a life changing decision about their financial future?