Tim Harcourt

Tim Harcourt is a professor of economics at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales.

Brazil: The Economics of the Rio Olympics 2016

There’s still over four months to go until the August 5 opening, but the Olympic stopwatch is already ticking for Rio 2016.

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Bernie Sanders and Super Bowl 50

‘Super’ Sanders and his lessons for corporate marketers on reaching the young and restless.

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Australia: Why We Now Have Prime Minister Turnbull

Economic literacy apparently matters in high-stakes politics.

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Peru: Beyond Llamas and Machu Picchu

Can Peru once again prove skeptics wrong and succeed in the world economy?

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From the Paradise of Dissent to the Paradise of Diversity

The economic future of South Australia

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Australia and China’s New Goddess in White

Tennis anyone? The economics of the Australian Open in the Asian Century.

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Why Other Nations Fail (But Australia Succeeds)

Is Australia’s success as a country dumb luck — or is it due to its inclusive and democratic institutions?

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Uruguay: South America’s New Zealand?

Will tiny Uruguay get squeezed between its two much larger neighbors, Brazil and Argentina, or prove itself resilient?

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Can Young People Rebuild Colombia’s Social Capital?

Can a new generation of Colombians build a brighter future for their country?

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Thatcher Vs. Hawke: Whose Reforms Worked Best?

Who left behind a stronger economy: the warrior-like conservative British Prime Minister or Australia’s bridge-builder?

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