The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (known as CofFEE) is an official research centre at the University of Newcastle and seeks to promote research aimed at restoring full employment and achieving an economy that delivers equitable outcomes for all. For more please go to the What is CofFEE page?
We are in the process of completely renovating our WWW presence and we expect this to be finished around the end of July 2017.
The Failure of Economics - March 7, 2017
This lecture (audio with slides) was given as part of the 3rd Annual Joan Muysken Lecture series. The lecture was presented at Maastricht University on March 7, 2017.
Valencia Interview - May 11, 2016
This is the video of an interview with Professor William Mitchell at the Centre Cultural La Nau - Universitat de València, May 11, 2016. The production is by ATTAC-TV and the interviewer was Jorge Amar, President APEEP, Spain.
Professor Bill Mitchell - The Euro Crisis and Austerity, Helsinki - October 9, 2015
This is the video of CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell's presentation in Helsinki on October 9, 2015. The event took place at the University of Helsinki.
Eurozone Dystopia Book Launch, Maastricht - August 31, 2015
This is the video of the official book launch of CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell's latest book - Eurozone Dystopia: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale - which was held at Maastricht University on August 31, 2015.
Professor Bill Mitchell - Reframing the Progressive Agenda, London - August 27, 2015
This is the video of CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell's presentation in London on August 27, 2015. The event took place at the University of London and was hosted by the NHA Party.
70th Anniversary of the White Paper on Full Employment Workshop - May 30, 2015
This is the video of CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell's presentation at the 70th Anniversary of the White Paper on Full Employment Workshop in Sydney, May 30, 2015. Other presentations will be available soon.
Demystifying Modern Monetary Theory - March 29, 2015
This video was recorded in Toronto, Canada in April 2014 at the iNET conference. It is the record of an interview that CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell gave to iNET's Marshall Auerback.
Further information is available from the iNET Economics WWW site - Bill Mitchell: Demystifying Modern Monetary Theory
Introduction to CofFEE Functional Economic Regions - March 29, 2015
This short video provides an introduction to the CofFEE Functional Economic Regions and a tutorial on how to use these regions within the - AURIN Portal.
Clyde Cameron Memorial Lecture - Newcastle, February 18, 2015
Here is the video of Professor Bill Mitchell's presentation on February 18, 2015 marking the Fourth Clyde Cameron Memorial Lecture. The lecture was given in Newcastle, NSW. The audio is not of high quality initially due to a microphone placement issue. It improves as time passes.
Framing Modern Monetary Theory - Rome, November 24, 2014
CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell presented the follow talk at the Rome 3 University on November 24, 2014, which was kindly organised by L’associazione MEMMT.info
The original full version with Italian interpretation and the Q&A was filmed and produced by Joel Samuele Beaumont. We thank him for his work. He is not responsible for this edited version.
The version here is 39 minutes and covers the English presentation only. The Italian interpreting and the Q&A were edited out for brevity.
New Working Paper - November 2014
We have added a working paper:
Go to - Publications - for all the Working Paper archive.
CofFEE success in recent Australian Research Council Discovery Round - November 2014
CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell was awarded the sum of $A378,818 over 2015-17 under the ARC Discovery Grant Scheme announced recently.
The research team comprises Prof. Bob Stimson (University of Melbourne) and Prof. Scott Baum (Griffith University) and the project will explore the changing dynamics of Australian regions.
Keynote Address - Jobs Australia Conference - August 28, 2014
CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell presented a Keynote address to the Jobs Australia Conference in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday, August 28, 2014. The presentation - The labour underutilisation crisis in Australia - is 48 minutes in length.
Eurozone Workshop - August 22, 2014
CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell presented an outline of his upcoming book at a workshop on the Eurozone in Newcastle, Australia on Friday, August 22, 2014. The presentation is 34 minutes in length.
Institute of New Economic Thinking - 2014 Annual Plenary Conference - Toronto Presentation
CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell was an invited speaker at the - 2014 Annual Plenary Conference - of the Institute of New Economic Thinking in Toronto, Canada between April 10-12, 2014.
The session was entitled - Integration, Currency Unions and Balance Payments. The following video captures the four formal presentations and the informal discussion between the moderator and the panellists that ensued. Bill Mitchell's formal presentation starts around the 11:30 minute mark.
The speakers in order are:
New Working Papers - November 2013
We have added three new working papers:
Go to - Publications - for all the Working Paper archive.
Employment Vulnerability Index V2.0 - New Release - November 20, 2013
The EVI is computed for the 1553 SA2s across the 101 ABS significant Urban Areas. Essentially, this means computing the index for suburbs located across the eight state and territory capital cities and 94 non-metropolitan centres. The resulting rankings cover 85 per cent of the total Australian population.
14.3 per cent of the communities were considered to be Red Alert - High Risk while another 41.9 per cent were considered to be Amber Alert - Medium High Risk.
Significantly, within the Red Alert regions, the researchers identified two broad types of localities:
The EVI V2.0 release provides detailed profiles for all localities, a searchable mapping tool and other information. You can find all this information from the - EVI Home Page.
Media Kit for Journalists
Download the EVI Press Package 2013 - which provides a simple introduction to the EVI and a full list of Red Alert localities for Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan regions and breaks the list into localities of existing and emerging disadvantage.
Last updated: March 8, 2017
There are no events scheduled at present.
Eurozone Dystopia: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale - 2015
Chapter 1 – for free.
Full Employment Abandoned - 2008
Full Employment Abandoned: Shifting Sands and Policy Failure by Bill Mitchell and Joan Muysken, published by Edward Elgar Publishing UK.
See Professor Randy Wray's review.
Order the book on-line from the publisher by clicking the title link above.