The US is still an important market for Australia but ultimately an international multilateral-based trading system is better than the US having deals of managed trade around the world, says JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt.
The focus on economic recovery will be an opportunity for unions and employers to initiate major change, says UNSW economist.
Australian exporters want a trade agreement with the UK as well as the EU, says international trade expert.
Can the PM take a leaf from Bill Kelty’s book on industrial relations reform and bring the trade union movement together through social solidarity?
JW Neville Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt advises that Australia can use higher education and digital learning to skill up the workforce and build greater capacity in the economy.
Any boycott of Australian goods would be harmful to Chinese consumers, says JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt.
We will trade, but take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.
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.
Outsourcing and offshoring will slow down due to social distancing measures and political pressures to keep jobs at home, says economist Tim Harcourt.
If the 1991 recession is the ‘recession we had to have’ then 2020 is the economic slowdown we had to engineer.