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Tim Harcourt is a professional economist specialising in international trade and labour economic issues in the Asia Pacific region and in the emerging economies. Tim's passion is Australia's engagement with the global economy and the challenges and opportunities it offers business and the Australian community as a whole.

Tim has broad experience in public policy and in communicating international economic issues widely in the community. He has held senior roles in both the public sector and private sector in Australia and internationally and in the community and education sectors. In Australia he has worked for the Reserve Bank of Australia, Fair Work Australia, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).

Publication

The Airport EconomistAustralian exporters conquering global markets
Beyond Our ShoresEssays on Australia and the Global Economy By Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist, Australian Trade Commission
Going The DistanceEssays on Australia and the Global Economy: 2004-2008 By Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist, Australian Trade Commission

The Airport Economist

Posted by Admin on March 8th, 2012 · Publications

Australian exporters conquering global markets

The Airport Economist

Did you know that Australia is helping Singapore ‘be creative’ to address its imbalance of ballet dancers to engineers and that there is a Transylvanian Cricket Club full of Aussies in Romania? Or that Israeli youngsters are crazy for Tim Tams and the French are buying Billabong board shorts in Bordeaux on Bastille Day? Well if you didn’t, The Airport Economist is just for you.
Join Tim Harcourt — the airport economist — as he travels the globe in chase of Australian international business success and unravels the economic life of the many countries he visits. He talks to business leaders, entrepreneurs, workers, government officials, academics, farmers and even a celebrity or two to uncover the world of export beyond economic text books and financial spreadsheets. He even manages to interview Megan Gale in Milan, watch Sachin Tendulkar build an innings in Mumbai and dodge swarms of motorcycles in Asia’s newest tiger, Vietnam, all for the sake of research, of course.
With a clever turn of phrase, witty observations, and links to a wealth of supporting data, The Airport Economist proves that there is an export dimension to almost everything and that not all economics writing has to leave you high and dry.

The Airport Economist, published by Allen & Unwin is available at all book stores around the country, especially airport bookstores.

 

 

“I officially declare The Airport Economist airborne!” Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the book launch.

 

 

 

 

 

Come fly with me: Tim Harcourt, author, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and Allen & Unwin Executive Chairman, Patrick Gallagher at the launch of The Airport Economist.

 

 

 

The Airport Economist with Nobel Prize winner for Economics Joseph Stiglitz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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