Economics

Abattoir

Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban, says international trade expert Tim Harcourt.

Opera House lockdown

We've prevented many deaths, many of them at the cost of other deaths. The accounting ought to be made clear.

Businesses like Virgin Australia have offered a number of incentives for customers, in an attempt to speed up the vaccine rollout in Australia. Photo: Shutterstock

While a second airline is valuable to provide competition for Qantas, a government bailout of Virgin is not desirable. 

Surfers Paradise

Leading Australian economists in four countries have signed an open letter calling on the national cabinet to think carefully before easing restrictions 'for the sake of 'the economy'.

Monopoly game

APRA is allowing the big four banks to coordinate in a way that might otherwise be illegal.

In the case of a two-fold crisis of public health and economics, it could well be proven that the shield is more effective than the stimulus.

If the 1991 recession is the ‘recession we had to have’ then 2020 is the economic slowdown we had to engineer.

The next US presidential election is scheduled for 3 November 2020.

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt discusses the 2020 US presidential race and the Biden-Trump showdown.

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.

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