Monday 28 September 2020

How numbers can run, ruin and save the world

Book launch for 'How to make the world add up' by Tim Harford

Pandemic life can feel dominated by statistics – whether its covid rates going up, GDP coming down, or algorithms ruining kids’ exam results. Making sense of this data can be a force for good, but it can also mislead, confuse or leave people cold.

Tim Harford is one of the world’s leading – and most entertaining – experts on statistics. From his column in the Financial Times to More or Less on Radio 4, his Cautionary Tales podcast and now a new book, Tim has shown us the value of statistics, what they do and don’t show, and how they tell the stories of our lives.

To mark the launch of his new book How to make the world add up, the Resolution Foundation is hosting an interactive webinar with Tim. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel before and during the event.

Copies of the book can be purchased here.