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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).


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

Entries Tagged as 'BRAZIL'

From Rio to Freo – The Airport Economists hits the samba trail in Brazil

April 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Publications

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The Airport Economist goes to Rio

March 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Other Posts

Reporting from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazilian Airports at the moment are jam packed. Why is this so? To an airport economist the underlying reasons must always be economic and in this case thankfully they are. Basically, in the new Brazil, the upper class more wealthy Brazilians are flying north to Miami to shop (even […]

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