Meet the Speakers at the Long Term Unemployment Conference – Professor Bill Mitchell


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Meet one of the Speakers at the Long Term Unemployment Conference Professor Bill Mitchell from the Centre of Full Employment & Equity at University of Newcastle, Australia

He is the Professor of Economics at the University of Newcastle and the inaugural director of CofFEE. He has published extensively on wage and price inflation, unemployment, modern monetary macroeconomic theory and policy, and regional science.

Other Details:

Bill is currently the Professor of Economics at Charles Darwin University. He retains his position as Professor of Economics at the University of Newcastle. He  is currently supervises 6 PhD students. He is on the management Board of ARCRNSISS.

Research Interests:

Markov-switching models of job creation and job destruction, Buffer Stock Employment models, the Job Guarantee, Costs of Unemployment, Phillips curve studies, Capital adequacy in banking, public policy, Large-scale macroeconometric modelling, Regional models of unemployment and Spatial Econometrics.

About CofFEE

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity – or CofFEE – is an official research centre at the University of Newcastle. The Centre seeks to promote research aimed at restoring full employment and achieving an economy that delivers equitable outcomes for all.  CofFEE has an active research staff who work together with our postgraduate students on several major research programs of public interest. This includes programs of public interest such as work on the Job Guarantee and public sector employment in OECD countries, the development of alternative labour market indicators (measures of underemployment and labour underutilisation), the development of a new geography based on Functional Regions, the development of CofFEE 1 – our large-scale macroeconometric model of the Australian economy, creating effective employment arrangements for youth with psychosis (ARC funded), and extensive work on regional development and local labour markets employing spatial econometric and other spatial analytic techniques.

  • CLMI – the CofFEE Labour Market Indicators: The CLMI – the CofFEE Labour Market Indicators provide a different view of the labour market than those typically available in the press. These indicators are updated each quarter and are based on our own research analysis. The CLMI will allow you to see just how badly the labour market is actually performing compared to the more optimistic picture provided by official ABS 

Australian Long Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise. The 2 day conference will feature keynote presentations and 3-4 streams on long term unemployment issues, please click on the link for the Preliminary Program Released. For more information about the conference please visit the website or call the conference secretariat on 61 7) 5502 2068. Please note the Early Bird ends on the 7th July 2014