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Tim Harcourt

Tim Harcourt, The Airport Economist, is the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Tim was also for over a decade the first chief economist of the Australian Trade...

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Tim Harcourt's Biography

Tim Harcourt, The Airport Economist, is the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Tim was also for over a decade the first chief economist of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). He is currently the inaugural Adviser-Global Engagement to the Hon Jay Weatherill, MP, the Premier of South Australia a position he holds on a part-time basis. Tim is also an Adjunct Professor in International Business Strategy at the Australian School of Business at UNSW, teaching in the AGSM international programmes business in Asia and Latin America with a focus on China, India, ASEAN, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and other emerging markets.



A prolific author and globetrotter, Tim has visited over 56 countries in the past five years alone.

He is an active commentator in the Australian and international media on economic and trade issues and appears regularly on TV and radio shows including ABC Midday, Business Lateline, Lateline, Business Today The World, Sky News, Sky Business News, , Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Sunday, Sunrise, Bloomberg, CCTV, BBC and CNBC Asia.

Tim also writes for a number of major publications including The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Business Review Weekly, The Australian, The Advertiser, The Herald Sun, The West Australian, The Courier Mail, The OECD Observer, The Globalist, The National Times, The Drum, The Punch, The Economic Times and various websites and blogs.

Tim has been a research officer /advocate with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), a role first held by Bob Hawke in the 1950s and 1960s and has worked as an international economist for the Reserve Bank of Australia, The Australian Industrial Relations Commission and has overseas experience in the corporate sector in the UK, USA and Israel.

He was educated at the University of Adelaide, the University of Minnesota and Harvard University.

Tim's book The Airport Economist is a business bestseller and has been translated into several languages around Asia and soon in South America. It's available in all good bookshops including airport bookshops!

His new book The Airport Economist Flies Again! And his TV show The Airport Economist will be launched in 2014.