Economics

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt, UNSW Business School.

Tim Harcourt, JW Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW Business School, shares key learnings that will help the Australian economy recover from the coronavirus outbreak.

‘The Tyranny of Social Distance’ preventing people from being in crowds and increasingly in smaller and smaller groups.

The global economy will never be the same again after the COVID-19 outbreak and neither will Australia in terms of how we work and how we engage with nature. 

Australian money

After blowing the budget to deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, we now need a revolution in our national thinking about debt and deficits.

General Motors will be retiring the Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand. Credit: Shutterstock

Tim Harcourt, economic adviser to the Bracks Review, says the end of Holden reminds us of how the automotive industry can guarantee its future in Australia.

Summer experts

UNSW has a team of experts available for media interviews who can comment on the hottest topics this summer – from bushfires, climate change and wage theft scandals to the spike in domestic violence, pitfalls with technology and making New Year’s resolutions.

daleks

The idea there is no government fate worse than debt is misleading at best.

Brumadinho dam

Charter of Budget Honesty aside, we can expect assumptions that stretch credulity so the Australian government can maintain its surplus forecast.

straight road

Australia's secret weapon has been faith in market outcomes combined with a strong social safety set.

compass Australian dollars

The Reserve Bank of Australia says it's prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to stimulate the economy. But is the policy working when interests rates are so low?

building construction

Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.

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