Introducing Dr Temesgen Kifle, Lecturer at the School of Economics, UQ

Dr Temesgen Kifle is a lecturer in the School of Economics, The University of Queensland. He earned his BA in Economics from the University of Asmara, Eritrea, and got his MA in Development Studies and PhD in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Bremen, Germany. Prior to joining the School of Economics in July 2011, he worked between October 2008 and June 2011 as a lecturer in Statistical Methods at the UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). He coordinates and teaches courses related to microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics for business and economics. His main research areas include economics of education, labour economics, job satisfaction and international migration and remittances.

 Dr Temesgen Kifle
Dr Temesgen Kifle

Dr Temesgen Kifle joins us in Brisbane this Decmebver at the Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and will be presenting on the topic ofJob Satisfaction among the Underemployed: The Role of Gender’.

The unemployment rate is a key pillar among a set of indicators of a country’s economic and social wellbeing, and it does so by presenting data on the underutilisation of labour within an economy. It does however hide an important weakness of a country’s labour market, in that it fails to account for the underutilisation of labour of some who are erstwhile employed.

With a focus on better understanding the issues and requirements of the job creator and provider, the conference is seeking to engage with employers to discuss employment in general and in particular opportunities for the long term unemployed, from a job supply/demand perspective. This involves external issues surrounding the general economic, political and social environment and the specific marketplace as it relates to their industry, in addition to internal issues such as technology, the changing workplace, cost pressures and future opportunities.

The 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 1 – 2 December 2016 at the Mercure Brisbane. This year’s theme is Finding Solutions and focuses on business working together with employment facilitators and agencies to create positive outcomes for Australia’s long-term unemployed.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and to secure your registration visit the conference website today.