School of Economics - Bachelor of Economics (Honours) University of Adelaide, 1987 | Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1991 | Harvard Trade Union Program, Harvard University, 1999
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How to build an international business through the power of influence
UNSW Business School Professor of Practice Tim Harcourt speaks with Access Corporate Group co-founder and chief brand officer Livia Wang about brands, consumers and the international power of influence in building a successful business
Trade tensions: what does China want from Australia?
There are a number of factors at play in escalating trade tensions between Australia and China, and both countries need to sort out their disagreements through diplomatic or political channels, say UNSW Sydney experts
Australia and the world: South Korea's economic success
South Korea is a remarkable story of economic transformation and has gone from being a hermit kingdom to a hub economy in the space of a few decades, says UNSW Business School’s Tim Harcourt
Perspiration and aspiration: behind South Korea's economic success
South Korea is a remarkable story of economic transformation and has gone from being a hermit kingdom to a hub economy in the space of a few decades, writes UNSW Business School’s Tim Harcourt
Five key considerations: should Australia diversify trade away from China?
Businesses need to consider five important factors which will play a key role in Australia's future economic relationship with China, writes UNSW Business School’s Tim Harcourt
AU-US trade deal: What businesses need to know
There are a number of key considerations businesses need to be aware of when it comes to Australia's trade deal with the US, says Tim Harcourt, J.W.Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW Business School
Barley, beef and bullies: trade tensions in a COVID-19 world
Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban, according to UNSW Business School's Tim Harcourt
Coronanomics: 8 things we've learnt about the economics of COVID-19
While the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis first and foremost, there are a number of significant impacts and lessons for both local and global economies, according to UNSW Business School’s Tim Harcourt
The tyranny of social distance: how can airlines navigate coronavirus?
Qantas and other carriers have been hard-hit by travel restrictions as a result of the coronavirus. Tim Harcourt examines what this means for the aviation industry and what can be done to help navigate troubled economic times
Why does economic reform in the automotive industry need a change of gears?
Economic reform in the automotive industry does not come easy, and Tim Harcourt examines the lessons to be learned from GM's recent decision to close down Holden
US-China Trade Deal: Has China been Trumped?
While the US-China Trade Deal is not ideal for Australia, J.W. Nevile fellow at UNSW Business School, Tim Harcourt, explains that anything is a better outcome than an all-out trade war.
Indonesia-Australia economic ties: where is the untapped potential?
With a State Visit by Indonesia's President on Australia's doorstep, Tim Harcourt examines the economic history of Indonesia-Australia ties and explores areas of untapped potential for Australian business
In terms of economic history, how does Advance Australia fare?
The story of Australia’s economic history goes back long before most modern economists will recognise, and Tim Harcourt examines why it is important to understand Australia’s economic roots
What will happen to world trade after Brexit?
The fate of Brexit is uncertain, but if the UK were to leave the European Union without a deal it would automatically fall back on World Trade Organization rules. Would this be such a bad thing? Tim Harcourt, the J.W. Nevile fellow at UNSW Business School, is a trade expert and he spoke with Julian Lorkin for BusinessThink .
Economic windfall thanks to Aussie rules football
Sports fans are keen spenders, particularly during grand final season
EU cheese and whisky rules could give Australia a boost
What's in a name when it's the quality of the goods that matters?
Oil price slump: is this an economic warning?
Motorists may be cheering the slump in the price for crude oil, which has fallen in price by nearly 20 percent over the past few weeks. However, an economist warns this may be a cautionary sign that the world’s economy is about to slow down drastically as a result of trade tensions.
Bob Hawke: a man who influenced careers, changed a nation
Bob Hawke was a Prime Minister of Australia who won four consecutive elections and ushered in a decade of economic and social reform. UNSW Business School's Tim Harcourt reflects on Hawke's life, and the times they crossed paths.
China booms as Wall Street at record high – but what of a trade deal?
US shares have hit an all-time high, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year amid fears of a global recession, an escalating trade war between the US and China, and concerns that raising interest rates could slam the brakes on tentative green shoots of economic growth.
Are subsidies for banana growers an unreasonable cost?
Economists suggest we may do better to grow something else
As treasurer, Hockey proved to be an ordinary Joe
Earlier this year, during the Prince Phillip knighthood debacle (dubbed #knightmare by Twitter), we speculated how Tony Abbott could make Malcolm Turnbull his treasurer, in place of the hapless Joe Hockey, and thereby save his prime ministership.
Australia can balance free trade and workers rights
When the politics of the Chinese Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) hit fever pitch last week I was in China, teaching MBA students and talking with companies, both Australian and Chinese, about the stock market, the exchange rate and the ChAFTA.