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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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‚Äôs 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: November 12, 2014


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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

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.

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 2013

The 14th Path to Full Employment Conference/19th National Unemployment Conference will be held in Newcastle, December 4-5, 2013. See Home Page for details.

2013 Conference Home Page.



Latest CofFEE Underutilisation Measures
 URCLMI
February 20135.611.4
November 20125.411.4
August 20125.311.3
May 20125.111.1
February 20125.211.1
February 20115.410.9
 

Full Employment Abandoned

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.