• Skills for the future

    Tim Harcourt     |      July 21, 2020

    The new JobTrainer program should give school leavers the experience, confidence and aptitude necessary for economic recovery post-coronavirus.

  • Time for a new union accord?

    Tim Harcourt     |      June 19, 2020

    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?

  • Welcome to post-pandemic Australia

    Tim Harcourt     |      May 22, 2020

    The Australia emerging from the coronavirus crisis will be different from before. We will still trade with the world, but we will take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.

  • Barley, beef and bullies: trade tensions in a COVID-19 world

    Tim Harcourt     |      May 15, 2020

    Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban.

  • 8 adventures in “coronomics”

    Tim Harcourt     |      April 20, 2020

    If the 1991 recession is the ‘recession we had to have’ then 2020 is the business slowdown we had to engineer to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, but what will be some of its economic ramifications in Australia and the rest of the world?

  • Coronanomics

    Tim Harcourt     |      April 4, 2020

    The global economy will never be the same again after the COVID-19 outbreak and neither will Australia in terms of how we work and how we engage with nature.

  • The car industry needs a change of gears

    Tim Harcourt     |      February 24, 2020

    The end of Holden should spur the remainder of the automotive industry to take radical steps to guarantee its future in Australia.

  • Australia’s long history of Asian engagement

    Tim Harcourt     |      February 23, 2020

    The need to engage with Asia has been a major issue of 21st century Australian politics, but the roots of this debate go much deeper into Australia’s past and have been shaped by a succession of prime ministers from all parties.

  • Assessing Indonesian-Australian economic ties

    Tim Harcourt     |      February 13, 2020

    Indonesia is widely covered in the Australian press – mainly about the three B’s – boats, beef and Bali, but there is much more to our economic relationship than  illegal immigration, live cattle exports and drug smuggling cases.

  • Remembering Tim Fischer

    Tim Harcourt     |      August 27, 2019

    Former Austrade chief economist Tim Harcourt reflects on the passing of the quirky and kind Tim Fischer.

  • Engaging Europe after Brexit

    Tim Harcourt     |      April 8, 2019

    Australia’s engagement with Europe has traditionally been dominated by its relationship with the United Kingdom. After Brexit, Australia should look to forge stronger ties with Brussels and the continent.

  • Trump, trade wars and tariffs

    Tim Harcourt     |      December 6, 2018

    Experts from around the world are working hard to understand what Donald Trump’s economic policies mean for global trade systems.