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Tim Harcourt

Tim Harcourt
Tim Harcourt, author of The Airport Economist, is the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Tim was also for over a decade the chief economist of Austrade and also worked for the ACTU, RBA and the Arbitration Commission. Tim blogs at http://timharcourt.com

Articles by Tim Harcourt

Gough Whitlam’s foreign policy was his true economic legacy

“Where were you when Gough was sacked?” This of course refers to Remembrance Day, the 11th November 1975, the very day when the elected Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was sacked by Governor-General Sir John Kerr in cahoots with the Leader of … Read More

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Once were worriers – Australia’s golden age of economic policy making.

We are not winning the Ashes or the Rugby but in terms of economic management Australians are world beaters. But you wouldn’t know it from all the gloomy economic talk in the press sapping business and consumer confidence. In case … Read More

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Labor and the Asian Century

Labor, the party that once thought Australia had the most to fear from Asia, a century later became the party that adopted the mantle of preparing Australia for the Asian Century. As we face the 2013 election, it’s important to … Read More

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