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New economics expert joins UNSW

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Author of The Airport Economist Tim Harcourt is joining UNSW’s Australian School of Business (ASB) as the first J. W. Nevile Fellow in Economics. Inspired by his business experience, Harcourt is best known for his book about Australian international business success. The Airport Economist unravels economic structures of the countries he has visited and covers his discussions with business leaders, entrepreneurs, governments and celebrities, uncovering the real world of exports. Harcourt will promote Economics at UNSW to students and the public through the School of Economics and ASB, working with business leaders to develop ARC Linkage Grants for students. His previous experience with Austrade, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Fair Work Australia and the Reserve Bank of Australia mean he is extremely well connected with business and government, both locally and overseas. Harcourt will teach international business strategy for AGSM Executive Education and work on building the Australian School of Business’s profile overseas in Asia, South America and in emerging markets. He will also lead an international business strategy MBA course to China and India in December this year, expanding the project to Brazil in 2012. Next year, Harcourt will launch a new book, The Airport Economist Flies Again, along with a TV series based on his first book. He appears regularly on TV and radio, including Lateline Business and CNBC Asia as well as writing for a number of major publications such as The Australian Financial Review and The Age. The J. W. Nevile Fellowship is named in honour of Emeritus Professor John Nevile, who, from his employment in 1965,  contributed extensively to UNSW through the Faculty of Commerce and Economics, School of Economics and the Centre for Applied Economic Research.

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