CofFEE advocates the implementation and maintenance of the Job Guarantee

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?



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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.

Workshop - 70th Anniversary of the White Paper on Full Employment - Sydney, May 30, 2015

Update - The Program is now available as well as Speaker Bios.

Video presentation of the event will be available soon.

Further details at the Workshop Home Page

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:

  • Peter Temin - MIT
  • William Mitchell - CofFEE
  • Richard Koo - Nomura
  • Martin Wolf - Financial Times


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


CofFEE in partnership with researchers at Griffith University have released the Second Edition of their The Employment Vulnerability Index (EVI), which is an indicator that identifies those communities that have higher proportions of the types of jobs thought to be at risk in the current economic climate.

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:

  • Those that are amongst Australia’s most disadvantaged places to live. These are termed the existing disadvantage job loss suburbs (54 per cent of Red Alert regions); and
  • Suburbs that have not been previously considered to be highly disadvantaged, but which may become so as a result of declining labour market conditions. These are termed the emerging disadvantage job loss suburbs.

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: April 1, 2015


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The quarterly CLMI series has been discontinued. You can still access the archives via the left-hand menu.

New Working Papers - November 2013

We have added three new working papers:

Go to - Publications - for all the Working Paper archive.

Full Employment Abandoned: Shifting Sands and Policy Failure

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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.

For photos and other details of the June 2008 launch.

Order the book on-line from the publisher by clicking the title link above.


 

Conference 2015

CofFEE in partnership with the ACTU and the St Vincent de Paul Society will be staging a workshop to mark the 70th Anniversary of the White Paper on Full Employment. The event will be held in Sydney on Saturday May 30, 2015 from 13:00 to 17:00.

The workshop will also incorporate the 15th Path to Full Employment Conference/20th National Unemployment Conference.

Full details at - Workshop Home Page



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Eurozone Dystopia: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale - 2015

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Full Employment Abandoned - 2008

book cover

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.