Tim Harcourt

Tim Harcourt
Tim Harcourt is the J.W.Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW Business School, UNSW Sydney and host of The Airport Economist www.theairporteconomist.com and The Airport Economist Podcast https://www.podcastoneaustralia.com.au/podcasts/the-airport-economist

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Crisis what crisis? The Commission of Audit & the Federal Budget 2014

It’s been a super month for Government economic statements, in Australia with the long awaited “commission of audit’ report being released just ahead of the usual Federal Budget unveiling.

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