Tim Harcourt

J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales

Tim Harcourt is the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Prior to this, he was the chief economist of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). Mr. Harcourt is also an active commentator in the Australian and international media on economic and trade issues.

Before joining the Austrade, Mr. Harcourt was an economist and industrial advocate with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). He was also an economic policy adviser to the ACTU on international trade, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and the environment.

He has worked as an economist for the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and has overseas experience in the corporate sector as an economic consultant and as an environment adviser. He was educated at the University of Adelaide, the University of Minnesota and Harvard University.

His book “The Airport Economist,” was published by Allen and Unwin in 2008. It was followed by “The Airport Economist Flies Again” in 2012 and “Trading Places: The Airport Economist’s Guide to International Business” in 2014.

His fascination with travel and economics began when he visited his University of Adelaide classmates in their home countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

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