Tim Harcourt

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With economic nationalism and isolationism on the rise, what would happen if America only bought American, Australia only bought Australian etc? Professor Tim Harcourt, J.W.Nevile Fellow in Economics at the UNSW Business School, explains.

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A victory for Donald Trump in this US presidential election could result in a global trade war, says UNSW economist Tim Harcourt.

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When you punt on today’s Melbourne Cup, spare a thought for Australian export businesses who have to make their big bets on international markets in the Asian region, writes Tim Harcourt.


Australia should be careful in accusing China of dumping steel into the local market given the importance of wider bilateral relations, writes Tim Harcourt. 


A Free Trade Agreement with Britain would be of huge benefit to Australia, and by signing soon could protect against an adverse impact from the UK's decision to leavethe EU, writes Tim Harcourt.

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The major parties have some work to do to tackle the protectionist threats from the populist left and right, writes Tim Harcourt.


Economics aside, there is a big picture geo-political angle to consider when it comes to the Brexit vote, writes Tim Harcourt.


Subdued growth and deflation are behind the Reserve Bank's unusual Budget day interest rate cut, says Tim Harcourt, the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW.

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Brazil's changing fortunes won't stop Rio from shining at the Olympics, writes Tim Harcourt.


The Trans Pacific Partnership is the trade deal Australia has been waiting for, and the signing caps five years of difficult talks led by the US and Australian, says Tim Harcourt.